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Is Your Neighbor’s Tree Invading Your Yard?

Giroud Tree and Lawn Gives Old 2st Tree a Clean Bill of Health Neighbor Disputes

Do you have a neighbor whose tree is invading your yard?  These invaders can cause more than feuds between neighbors including:

  • Property Damage: Falling trees or branches cause damage to cars, decks, houses, and more.
  • Tree Debris: leaves and twigs can add countless hours every year towards raking, leaf blowing, gutter cleaning, and damage lawns.
  • Root encroachment: A tree’s root system can lift sidewalks or driveways over time, leading to thousands in repair damage!
  • Unsightly: The tree can simply obstruct a desirable view or detract from the beauty of your landscape.

But tree hazards aren’t the only source of concern between neighbors.  One 80 year old tree on 2nd Street in South Philadelphia has been the center of a year-long battle that’s gone all the way to City Hall. The neighbor demands the tree be removed so he can build a house on the plot of land next door.  On the other hand, the tree owner does not want the tree to be trimmed; citing the high chance the tree won’t survive such a devastating procedure.

“It’s a shame this beautiful tree sparked such a drawn out battle between neighbors” remarked Giroud Tree and Lawn ISA Certified Arborist, Mike Chenail. “Every once in a while we’ll see a case where one or both parties can’t see eye-to-eye on a solution. That’s when things can get messy and a feud can begin. But the best solutions are those where both neighbors come to an agreement on their own. It all starts with a friendly conversation and open ears.”

If you are concerned about how to handle a shared tree, call Giroud Tree and Lawn. We’ll send out an ISA Certified Arborist to perform a free inspection of the tree and give you a detailed report with a recommended course of action that you can share with your neighbor.  Don’t let a tree come between neighbors. Contact Giroud Tree and Lawn today!

Author: Cindy Giroud

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