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Why not meet half way and just trim it back so it doesn’t impact her property?
NOOOOO!!!!! DON”T CHOP IT DOWN !!!! but beware we have had neighbors actually poison our tree! but we did not have evidence to prove it was them.
Tell her no if it’s your property you can do what you want. If she gets the city or something involved then it’s kinda up to them.
tell her to get a roof on her patio
maybe get a net thing to stop it falling? i dont know much about trees
Leaves fall. They also blow. Birds fly. Then they land somewhere. The world is messy! We’re lucky we have trees. Especially 60-year-old trees, and on up.
I wouldn’t dream of cutting down a tree for the reasons you’ve mentioned. You could have it trimmed somewhat on her side of the fence, but ONLY if it doesn’t harm the tree, especially the crown. You should ONLY have it done by a professional tree trimmer.
Old trees are very very valuable for many reasons. Shade, beauty, oxygen for us, habitat for birds and squirrels and frogs, etc.
I wonder then,do you ever hear her complaining about the free shade during the summer?
Don’t cut the tree down, please! It’s a home for the birds and gives her free shade, as was already pointed out. She should have thought about the consequences before she moved.
Thanks. I spent 2 grand last year, when I moved in, having the tree examined by a tree surgeon and made safe. He also thinned the crown for better stability and to allow more light through, so I do feel I have been reasonable. I had some low overhanging branches removed as they were intruding on the neighbours garden and blocking their windows. Everything that is overhanging the fence is now a minimum of 25 feet in the air.
What annoys me is why this has suddenly become an issue after I had all that work done yet when it was possibly hazardous, they never even spoke to the owner. Possibly because he was a man?
Buy a man-eating bulldog/lion and tie him to the base of the tree. Then their own fate will become intimately tied to the fate of the tree they once despised so much :) That should get them to shut up. Maybe it will scare some of those pesky birds away too ;)
Make a FINAL statement, something like “I’ve done all that is necessary, and I intend to preserve my tree.”
Doesn’t the city have protective ordinances for trees that are this old? In my town, they do!
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