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Trees depend on soil for a variety of needs, including water, anchorage and nutrients required to thrive.
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I would strongly suggest sending your neighbors a certified letter stating that, per your earlier conversation, you consider this tree to be a hazard due to its proximity to the power lines. Then, when and if something bad does happen, you will have a record of having informed them of it and they won't be able to say "we didn't know."
You say the county has told you it is the neighbor's problem. Did you contact the local electric company? They should care very much about the situation.
I would also recommend taking lots of pictures showing the proximity of the tree to the wires and that it is obviously dead.
Dead trees do sometimes stay vertical for a very long time, but it sounds like a tense situation for you. I understand your desire to not inflame the situation, but it doesn't sound like there is anything more you can do that won't have the potential to do so. So it becomes your responsibility to look after your own interests in the most reasonable way possible.
For my money, never ? I do a walk-around yearly in the summer (when easy to work on and before the heavy fall winds in our area) and look for trees with dead crowns, losing branches everywhere but at the crown, brown branches (evergreens) or leafless branches, leaning trees, trees with visible rot, trees with major bark loss, trees with seriously damaged or eroded away roots, etc. If none of those symptoms, then I call our 100 or so trees good for the year.
Of course, the bigger the trees and the likelihood of house damageor powerline loss (especially in winter) if there is a major branch or tree fall comes into play also. I trim and cut my own trees when needed regardless of size, so my level of confidence in being able to handle anything comes into it.
If you are worried about one or more trees, call an arborist to check them out - then I would say unless there is evidence of damage - ESPECIALLY leaning trees or major branches not leafing like the rest of the tree - I would not worry having them looked at more frequently than every 10 years or so.
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Sure enough, a crew arrived the next day, and removed the tree without leaving a scratch on the fence. They were very professional and amazingly fast given the challenge of removing the leaning monster of a tree bridging over my fence without the need for a crane, but with
I would recommend them in a heartbeat for any tree removal challenge, no matter how extreme.
He messaged me in the afternoon and asked for pictures of the tree I wanted to take down.
I sent him the pictures after I got home. He then gave an quote over the phone.
I discussed with my husband and the next day we decided to hire them to do the job.
Since the bulk trash pick up is this week,
Friday morning his crew came in on time. We checked the sprinkler system before they started to work to make sure they won't damage the sprinklers. Then they worked very hard for 4 hours to take down the entire tree and stump grind it. They also helped me to take down another big shrubs in the side yard.
They did a good job in cleaning up as well. Although they are in a hurry for another two smaller jobs in the afternoon, they try to clean up as much as possible for me. The crews are very polite and nice. I would highly recommend them to my friends for the future tree services.
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