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Old 03-24-2015, 03:23 PM
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Where do I file an official complaint about a neighbor's tree whose debris has caused our driveway to become stained when it lays on our concrete for too long? We recently had our drive stained professionally to keep it nice, and now it's looking worse.

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Ok, assuming your not a troll why would you decorate your driveway knowing that your neighbors tree debris causes staining ? Seems like good money down the drain to me. Anyway, again assuming your not a troll the problem is yours not your neighbor. His tree debris now belongs to you. Think of it as a gift that keeps on giving. Or, I'm not saying you should do this but a cup of gasoline poured evenly across the trees drip line once a week for a month or two should take care of your problem for good.
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Where do I file an official complaint about a neighbor's tree whose debris has caused our driveway to become stained when it lays on our concrete for too long? We recently had our drive stained professionally to keep it nice, and now it's looking worse.

If a neighbors tree falls in your yard, it is your responsibility, not your neighbors, to remove it so I assume the same is true for any debris.
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If your neighbor's tree falls does it make noise?
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Any branches that overhang your property line you can legally cut off/down.
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If a neighbors tree falls in your yard, it is your responsibility, not your neighbors, to remove it so I assume the same is true for any debris.
I hope this is not true. Guess It doesn't matter. No trees left in my neck of the woods here in TV.
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I hope this is not true.
It is true!!
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I hope this is not true. Guess It doesn't matter. No trees left in my neck of the woods here in TV.
It is very true, just check with your insurance company.
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I hope this is not true. Guess It doesn't matter. No trees left in my neck of the woods here in TV.

It is true if the debris falls naturally. If the neighbor trims his tree and the resulting debris lands on an adjoining property it still belongs to the tree trimmer and being a diligent trimmer, he should remove it, IMHO
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Where do I file an official complaint about a neighbor's tree whose debris has caused our driveway to become stained when it lays on our concrete for too long? We recently had our drive stained professionally to keep it nice, and now it's looking worse.
Where in The Villages are you located?

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Any branches that overhang your property line you can legally cut off/down.
Unless you damage the tree enough to kill it so be careful. I doubt that would solve the problem since winds do blow debris all around and a badly trimmed tree is not very attractive even if it is your neighbors. Better to just buy a blower and clean it yourself.
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If your neighbor's tree falls does it make noise?

Apparently not when they are clear cut for a better view.
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I dont know why I'm surprised. My sister owns a ground floor condo. The pipes broke in the unit above hers and flooded her unit. It was my sisters responsibility according to law to fix her damage.
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Most of your answers are humorous and made me laugh. But seriously, I understood to begin the process of having The Villages ok the removal of a nuisance tree, it begins with someone filing a complaint - I thought it was filed to some group within the neighborhood or district. I'm asking if anyone knows this process. I live in Belvedere.
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Most of your answers are humorous and made me laugh. But seriously, I understood to begin the process of having The Villages ok the removal of a nuisance tree, it begins with someone filing a complaint - I thought it was filed to some group within the neighborhood or district. I'm asking if anyone knows this process. I live in Belvedere.
The rules can vary somewhat from county to county and VDD. Figure out which VDD you are in and the start searching here: http://www.districtgov.org/search/Se...++tree+removal
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