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Old 12-13-2019, 12:08 AM
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Old 12-13-2019, 01:03 PM
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Consider it your tree hanging over into your neighbors yard. What would you do?
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Old 12-13-2019, 01:11 PM
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Consider it your tree hanging over into your neighbors yard. What would you do?
I can tell you what my former neighbor did. The person who had bought the house originally had a queen palm installed on either side of the house. By the time he moved, the palms were high enough that we and the people on the other side of that house were constantly having to get up on ladders to trim those fronds away from scraping crystals off of our roof shingles. We contacted the neighbor, a snowbird, and she had someone come trim the trees, but they still remained a problem. One winter she had them both taken out, because they never should have been put in those spots to begin with--too close to our houses and hers as well.


IMO The Villages should acknowledge that this tree is in the wrong spot, and take it out. Even if they didn't actually plant it themselves, they shouldn't have put a wall, yard, and house too close to it.
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Naw. The Villages people are nice people. I am talking about the highly successful and well organized and extremely rich Morse family....who people enjoy hating because they are highly successful and rich...for the most part. And who knows WHEN the little acorn started the great oak.

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I think you may be skirting the issue, GG. For one thing, the area (Bridgeport at Miona) is not old enough for that tree to have been an acorn and now be that big. It was either planted there or the wall was put too close to the tree.


For another thing, Billethekid has already contacted the property agency of the developer, and was told essentially it is his problem. I don't hate/bash the developer or begrudge the family their financial success, but I do think there are areas where they could do things for the residents that wouldn't break the bank. And I believe this is one of them.
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...I do think there are areas where they could do things for the residents that wouldn't break the bank. And I believe this is one of them.
It might sound harsh, but I don't think it's good practice for any business to do things for individual homeowners that are clearly that homeowner's responsibility. It could open up endless requests that would be hard to deny once that door is open, not to mention potential liability issues.

Sometimes things that sound good are simply not practical.
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[QUOTE=CFrance;1701471]I think you may be skirting the issue, GG. For one thing, the area (Bridgeport at Miona) is not old enough for that tree to have been an acorn and now be that big. It was either planted there or the wall was put too close to the tree.


For another thing, Billethekid has already contacted the property agency of the developer, and was told essentially it is his problem. I don't hate/bash the developer or begrudge the family their financial success, but I do think there are areas where they could do things for the residents that wouldn't break the bank. And I believe this is one of them.[/QUOTE


You are right. I am annoyed about another issue entirely and I am tired of being annoyed by it. Once maybe but now the fourth time.

I will now change the subject because I am really not a fan of live oak trees except when they are far away from people's homes. Then they are beautiful, like all that area near the intersection of Buena Vista and Stillwater trail. It is absolutely beautiful to see the live oaks grow there.
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Old 12-13-2019, 08:06 PM
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It might sound harsh, but I don't think it's good practice for any business to do things for individual homeowners that are clearly that homeowner's responsibility. It could open up endless requests that would be hard to deny once that door is open, not to mention potential liability issues.

Sometimes things that sound good are simply not practical.
When a business makes a mistake, good business practice suggests making things right for the consumer. Planting a tree where it is going to cause someone a problem is a mistake. Claiming it's the homeowner's responsibility is hiding behind an ordinance, or whatever it's called. It's not good business practice. Make right what you did wrong.


If I were Billethekid, I would take this higher up in the organization. There are extenuating circumstances.


That's it, I'm done! On to a poop thread.
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Old 12-13-2019, 09:14 PM
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...Planting a tree where it is going to cause someone a problem is a mistake...
Therein lies the rub. Maybe the tree was planted in a bad location. But I’ve read nothing in this thread that makes that a certainty.

There are many...and I do mean MANY...trees in TV that could be argued to be in a poor location. But so many things come into play. How long has it been there. Has it been maintained properly during growth years. Many more.

I’m not totally disagreeing with what your saying...especially the part I quoted. I’m only somewhat disagreeing with the general idea that any developer is automatically deemed responsible for somehow fixing any tree that a homeowner believes to be a problem.

I had two palm trees that were growing into a mature oak on my lot. They had to go. But I’m sure they looked nice when they were young and the oak tree not as large. Call it poor landscaping foresight if you wish. But it’s done so commonly I would never try to convince any developer that something they planted ages ago was their responsibility to remove. Proper trimming during early growth years might have prevented the problem. I had the palms removed myself.

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Old 12-13-2019, 09:32 PM
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I am reading that the tree was not planted propery - writen by people who have not seen the tree. C'mon now.

Take a drive round any town. Lots of big trees hanging over property lines. Not a problem at all unless someone sees it as an invasion of their airspace.
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