After all the hard work of felling a tree, what may be the hardest job of all still remains: getting rid of the tree stump. The following is an overview of the different options for removing the stump.
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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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The deadwooding went by quickly, and they cleaned up that section of yard very well. I was impressed with the care taken there.
The tree removal went well. We were able to keep some for firewood. They maneuvered around our other trees and flowers carefully, and made quick work of the tree. They also tried to clean up around the removed tree.
Unfortunately, it was another crew for the stump grinding and that crew did very little to clean up afterward. The stump was ground out however they did not level/remove the excess chippings, and they left sawdust/chips everywhere - house windows, the garden, the nearby trees, my car (about 30 feet away), even the grass was covered in a thick
However, I will consider that that isn't part of their normal crew, who were head and shoulders above the stump grinders in terms of both cleanup and carefulness. For the price they still offered a great value. I would use them again.
In addition to performing the requested work, if he sees other itmes that need attention he will point them out and provide recommendations. He was most pleasant to work with and we plan to use him again for design/replanting of part of our yard once we see how much rain
The only "negative" comment I have is that we didn't receive a written itemized estimate; instead, he gave a detailed verbal one. We generally prefer written itemized estimates; however, a friend who previously hired him, had "warned" us that he didn't give them a written estimate either.
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