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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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One minor point. They were not able to show up on the initially scheduled date. I understand that in this line of work you can run into jobs that take longer than expected, but they did not even call to let me know there was a problem until I called the office hours after they should have arrived. They then called back to re-schedule the work for the next day. The next day both the office and the crew chief called to confirm the second appointment 30 minutes before arriving. It was clear that they had listened to my complaint on the previous day and taken steps to make sure it didn't happen again.
To summarize, I am very pleased with their work and would definitely recommend this company to anyone who is looking for a professional quality tree trimming job that is reasonably priced.
We will DEFINITELY have him do any future tree work! We have used numerous folks in the past, but all have had to use heavy equipment. Because of the professionalism, extremely fair price (we got three estimates) and particularly because of their ability to climb and rope, we will have
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