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Old 11-04-2008, 04:04 PM   #11
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We don't have trees in the front yard either. So we get some blow in from the mighty oaks around us...
I just remind myself that it could be MUCH MUCH worse, LOL!
LOL YES IT COULD!!!!
You could have THIS to deal with.... twice a year because half the dang leaves don't fall off until after it snows or the new leaves come and bump 'em out.
And that's only about 1/3 of the property!!!!
wanna be my neighbor?

Free firewood..... you cut it you drag it. Whole trees. TAKE THEM AWAY PLEASE!!!!!
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:28 PM   #12
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Maybe you could invest in a blower and just blow them back into his yard?
OHHHHH I love how you think!!!!! I can see that is gonna go over real well... might win me the most loved neighbor award! I love the idea.... I guess I could do it one day while they are at work. It would be so obvious tho!!!

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Old 11-04-2008, 04:29 PM   #13
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LOL YES IT COULD!!!!
You could have THIS to deal with.... twice a year because half the dang leaves don't fall off until after it snows or the new leaves come and bump 'em out.
And that's only about 1/3 of the property!!!!
wanna be my neighbor?

Free firewood..... you cut it you drag it. Whole trees. TAKE THEM AWAY PLEASE!!!!!
I've got one word for you, Suzie - compost! Here's two more - free labor! That's what children are for!
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:38 PM   #14
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That is crazy Suziquzie!!!! My yard is a fraction of that size and I still think I get that many leaves!
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:39 PM   #15
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LOL I thought you were talking about me.....
Heck no girlie!!!!
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:42 PM   #16
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We have a few big trees on our property that hang over into our neighbors property and they have trees that hang into ours. This is the first house that I have owned so I did not know how any of this worked. I asked around and the general consensus here is that you only own what is over your property. If a tree branch hangs into your property then it is your responsibility. I would guess that goes for the leaves too.
Here is some info: Massachusetts Law About Neighbors and Trees
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We have a few big trees on our property that hang over into our neighbors property and they have trees that hang into ours. This is the first house that I have owned so I did not know how any of this worked. I asked around and the general consensus here is that you only own what is over your property. If a tree branch hangs into your property then it is your responsibility. I would guess that goes for the leaves too.
I think about 25% of the tree hangs over my property line. But the entire leaf population ends up in my yard for whatever reason. Must be the leaf magnent I have.

Last year, I even went as far as to rake the leaves and push the piles over towards his yard.... and they sat, and sat, and sat... until I picked them up.
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Ok Sattie you're making me think my neighbors HATE me, and they have just as many trees as I do!!!!!
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I did not read through the whole thing. I just skimmed it (it was making my head hurt), but what I got out of it was that is was talking about the entire tree, not just the part hanging over another property. My understanding is that if a limb is hanging into my yard then I can cut the part that is in my property off. Is that incorrect?
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I did not read through the whole thing. I just skimmed it (it was making my head hurt), but what I got out of it was that is was talking about the entire tree, not just the part hanging over another property. My understanding is that if a limb is hanging into my yard then I can cut the part that is in my property off. Is that incorrect?
Made your head hurt? Imagine if you had to read the original law book!

Macero v. Busconi Corp., Civil No. 99-03577E (Middlesex Super.Ct.), 12 Mass. L. Rep. 521 (2000). "Massachusetts law recognizes a right of self-help by which a property owner can cut the limbs or branches of a tree that invade his property as long as such cutting is done at the property line. A neighbor has the right to remove so much of the tree as overhangs his property..... The remedy is open to any party whose property is invaded by intruding boughs and roots."
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