The right thing to do - tree chopping.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by yakibert, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. yakibert

    yakibert Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2008
    Whidbey Island, Wa
    I have a tree on my side of the property line with the neighbor.

    He wants the tree removed as he thinks it might fall on his garage and it shades his garage and house. There's nothing more dangerous about this tree ...but with all trees it could fall ...but most likely it wouldn't.

    I've agreed to cutting it down. It's not my desire, but it wouldn't hurt me - he's the one that wants it down. And he wants to do the cutting down.

    Would I be morally required to pay him with money or wood for him taking down the tree? Or should I tell him to ensure that he lays it on my property and I'll take care of the rest (cutting and chopping to proper fireplace dimensions).

    I appreciate your thoughts.
  2. TimBaumann

    TimBaumann Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2012
    I would say that if he wants the tree gone he should be the one doing the cutting and you should get all the wood. If he isn't willing to cut it down or arrange for it to be cut down then it isn't important to him. So let him take the tree down but don't pay him or give him wood unless you want to. IF you feel better giving him something then just do it but it really isn't necessary!
    This is just what I think
  3. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here

    Jan 13, 2011
    Glen, MS
    I wouldn't let him cut it down. If you want the tree cut, then advise him he needs to contact a licensed specialist to do so. If he cuts that tree wrong, it could fall on YOUR house. He could also kill himself and you'd be open to liability.
  4. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2010
    Tree guys are pretty cheap up in WA, I would use one!

    Good neighbors are valuable, if you don't care about the tree, I would work out a deal with the neighbor maybe you could split both the cost and the wood.
  5. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 2, 2010
    western Oregon
    I cut trees for a living in Oregon. He needs insurance to cut a tree on your property in order to protect you. You can cut it and if things go wrong your homeowners willl cover it usually. If it were me and he wants it down I would tell him to get 3 bids from professionals and he can pay for the work. As for the wood if you use it tell him he needs to cut and split it and a nice neighbor would share the wood with him.
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    We just had a similar situation. Neighbor wanted trees on our property gone. We said fine, but it has to be done by a professional. We then split the wood. Easy peasy.
  7. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 3, 2012
    We also had a similar situation except our tree was leaning a bit and although it would not have hit the neighbor's house, we were taking it down because it worried her.. Our tree man could not get to it for a couple days so the neighbor found one that was much more expensive. We told her she would have to pay the difference if she could not wait a couple days, which she did. She got the wood, which we don't use.
  8. yakibert

    yakibert Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2008
    Whidbey Island, Wa
    Thank you all for your thoughts. It helped quite a bit!

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