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Tree problem – Democrat & Chronicle

Tree Problem

by: Edith Lank

Dear Edith: I am contacting you with regard an issue I currently have with a dangerous tree in my neighbor’s yard. I have gone through my insurance company to get advice and sent her a certified notice, which she refused to sign for. We then sent priority mail, which we have proof from USPS was delivered.

We have tried to talk to her but get no response and have even offered to pay to take the tree down and we just get silence. The village of Fairport recognizes it will hit our house, maybe us too if we’re in the right place but refuse to assist.  They won’t even talk to her as it is a civil matter.

I have managed to find out she has a mortgage with Chase but they won’t give me her insurance company’s name so we can’t get them involved.

Currently her house is in disrepair. I think it’s in her advantage for the tree to fall. Unfortunately for us the larger part is heading our way.

I am desperate to get this resolved without the tree falling.  Do you have any advice? Thanks in advance.

— A.S.

I’m afraid it’s thanks for nothing.  You’ve reported the problem to your homeowners insurance company and tried to contact your neighbors’, discussed this with the village, and communicated with the neighbor as much as you could.  The only thing left is to consult your own attorney.

If it’s any consolation, you can take heart from the fact that the tree evidently survived that recent record-breaking windstorm.