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Monday, October 23, 2006

TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT


All it needed was another coat of paint.

My classic Corvette was that close to being creamed during Friday's windstorm by a falling tree that used to sit on a paper street next to my house.

By the time I got around to taking pictures, my man already had the chain saw out and was cutting it into pieces to remove it from our property.

But here's my dilemma, there are a lot more trees, even taller than the one that fell, on the same piece of township property. They are leaning straight toward my house.

So, do I call the township and insist they be removed? Should we remove them ourselves (at our cost) or should we put the spare truck Spud uses for parts next to the trees and when another falls, collect the insurance for damages to the already damaged truck?

Since the insurance scheme sounds a little bit like fraud, the township red tape most likely is where we'll be snarled.

5 Comments:

Blogger Judy Grivas said...

From the voice of experience: if the trees that surround you are dead trees the insurance company considers that a hazard YOU should have dealt with. In other words, if the trees fall and damage anything they won't pay!

Mon Oct 23, 05:12:00 PM  
Blogger Judy Grivas said...

ooops...missed the part about the trees being on township property. You still might use the insurance info I gave you with THEM. If their trees fall and damage anything it will cost the township a heck of a lot more then, than it would now!

Mon Oct 23, 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

In most towns, must notify town of potentially dangerous trees, they will come out , assess and remove..homeowners not permitted to remove township trees w/out written ok/permits, etc. Call/write tomorrow to get process started or at least they can tell you what to do (not to do). As far as the truck goes, maybe it will get "stolen" but, unfortunately, now that you mentioned its untimely demise by Mother Nature or otherwise in a public forum,that seems unlikely now! Good luck.

Mon Oct 23, 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Pete said...

Call the township.Cutting trees on township property without any permissions or will lead to a bigger issue.Ask for their guidance. I suspect they'll be happy to work with a tax paying homeowner.
Then drive that classic Corvette here for safe keeping.

Tue Oct 24, 05:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Enjoynature said...

Maybe they will cut all the trees down so none of them fall on your property. Then you will have a lovely traffic filled street to look at instead of pretty birds. You are lucky to have trees to look at, unfortunately they come at a potential price.

Wed Oct 25, 03:03:00 PM  

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