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Old 12-12-2019, 09:35 AM
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So here you are with an oak tree that was improperly planted. Yes -- improperly planted. Live Oaks at maturity are 50 ft. in diameter and 50 ft. tall. It never should have been planted where it would grow into/onto your property.

The Villages should be responsible for the entire trimming and upkeep. Good luck and what a shame but it's probably something akin to fighting city hall.
I think maybe the Oaks was here long before Europeans descended raping the area. The developers were committed to saving live oaks when they first started developing the area. Even though you don’t own the air above or ground under you’re property you’re responsible for upkeep with in reach.
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Old 12-12-2019, 09:52 AM
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Legally, it’s your responsibility to trim anything that grows across your property line. If they trim it for you, they are being kind.
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Old 12-12-2019, 10:29 AM
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Legally, it’s your responsibility to trim anything that grows across your property line. If they trim it for you, they are being kind.
If you want it trimmed, yes, it’s your responsibility. But I’d think of it as more of your right, which it is.

And if they trim it for you on your side of the PL...without asking your permission..., in addition to being kind they are also trespassing.
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Old 12-12-2019, 10:39 AM
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So he could cut the tree down entirely if so desired?
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Old 12-12-2019, 10:54 AM
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So he could cut the tree down entirely if so desired?
Not sure where you picked that up.

You can trim up to the property line. And even then you must be careful not to significantly damage the tree.
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Old 12-12-2019, 11:13 AM
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So here you are with an oak tree that was improperly planted. Yes -- improperly planted. Live Oaks at maturity are 50 ft. in diameter and 50 ft. tall. It never should have been planted where it would grow into/onto your property.
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Whoa! That is a huge exaggeration.
Not at all. You are misunderstanding his use of diameter. He doesn't mean the trunk, he means the spread of the tree. Arborday.org says

Grows 40'-80', with an 80' spread. So if anything Rosebud was under-stating the horizontal potential nuisance of this tree.
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Old 12-12-2019, 11:23 AM
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Along the wall behind our home, on the road side of the wall there is a large oak tree that has several branches that have grown large enough to cross over the wall and touching the ground on our side of the wall.

I have called Downtoearth, that does the trimming. They said they would look into it. Explained as determining who will pay for it. I said it was no different than the bushes they trim when growing over the wall.
So now waiting to hear back from an "account manager".

Anybody have a similar experience?
I agree, if you want to trim some branches away from the ground, I really can’t see how that would hurt a thing. It won’t kill the tree! But I know TV, State or Fed. Govt. protect the Live Oaks. Interesting comment though!
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Old 12-12-2019, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Rosebud2020
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Not at all. You are misunderstanding his use of diameter. He doesn't mean the trunk, he means the spread of the tree. Arborday.org says

Grows 40'-80', with an 80' spread. So if anything Rosebud was under-stating the horizontal potential nuisance of this tree.
Thanks. You are right, of course. I guess I misunderstood Rosebud's gender as well.
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Old 12-12-2019, 01:39 PM
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Why not nicely ask the neighbor whose tree it is too cut it back from his side?
If owner not amenable them call the Villages management or whoever deals with such issues.
Your neighbor probably isn't even aware of your situation.
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Old 12-12-2019, 03:04 PM
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Why not nicely ask the neighbor whose tree it is too cut it back from his side?
If owner not amenable them call the Villages management or whoever deals with such issues.
Your neighbor probably isn't even aware of your situation.
The tree is on Villages common in landscaping along a wall. The wall is adjacent along one line of our property.

As stated in my update post above. I did contact TV property management. They pointed out what is on the resident's side of the wall is the residents responsibility.
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Perhaps you could appeal to ARC or some other authority that this tree was improperly planted and should be removed and/or taken care of by TV. Right plant for the right place. It doesn't seem right that you should bear financial responsibility for a tree that shouldn't be in that spot to begin with.
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Old 12-12-2019, 03:48 PM
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Perhaps you could appeal to ARC or some other authority that this tree was improperly planted and should be removed and/or taken care of by TV. Right plant for the right place. It doesn't seem right that you should bear financial responsibility for a tree that shouldn't be in that spot to begin with.
I would guess that a tree large enough to have limbs touching the ground on the OPs side of the wall probably preceded the wall and was planted by a squirrel.
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I'm sorry, maybe I'm too much of a newbie, but what does "///" mean in your post?
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I'm sorry, maybe I'm too much of a newbie, but what does "///" mean in your post?
itsa "bump".

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