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What Happens If My Neighbor’s Tree Falls on My Fence?

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When your neighbor’s tree falls on your fence, it may be confusing to determine who should pay for the damage.

When a neighbor’s tree falls into your yard or on your fence, or your tree falls into a neighbor’s yard, it can be a sticky situation which causes a lot of drama. While this can be stressful and hard to handle, knowing what to do can make things go a lot more smoothly. If you want to be prepared and know just what to do in case a neighbor’s tree falls in your yard, read on.

First Step: Make An Insurance Claim

Unfortunately, if your neighbor’s tree falls on your fence, you are wholly responsible for any damage incurred. However, this should not be a huge problem as it is very likely that your insurance will cover the costs of any damage and the removal itself. Make sure to take pictures before you call any professional removal teams, as this will be instrumental when you make your insurance claims. Document the damage, call your claims adjuster, and then call a tree removal professional to remove the fallen tree so you can go back to using and enjoying your property as usual.

Step Two: Take Preventative Measures

After the hassle of filing an insurance claim and tree removal is complete, take the time to examine the rest of the trees on your property. Make sure they are stable and healthy and not at risk of collapse so you can avoid any future yard issues. Look for the signs of diseased trees and branches to ensure there are not extensive and possibly damaging further risks on your property. Look out for dead and diseased branches, extensive visible roots, insect infestation, and rotten spots. If you find them reach out to a professional tree removal service. If the tree is on your property you should have it inspected as soon as possible. If you notice it on your neighbor’s property talk to them about safety precautions, inspection, and possible removal.

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