The trees threaten the block's overhead wiring and some slight trimming has been done by utility people. The latest issue for me..last Fall one of the lower limbs came down luckily only creating a mess but taking a big chunk of the trunk of the tree and weakening it. The side of the tree that is next to the other tree never developed the same sized limbs for balance while the side that's next to my driveway have grown. Losing the limb should have triggered some action, the weakened tree should have been taken down. Coming home this week, the unbalanced weight of a heavy lower branch and some lesser ones that extend over my driveway have grown so much foliage that its causing the trunk to lean toward my property. The lower ones hanging so low that its an obstruction of driveway access. Since its not my tree and their objection to trimming is a consideration, cooperation is necessary. We can cut away enough of the lower branches to allow driveway access but it would not eliminate the eminent problem of the tree itself, which if it falls, would most likely be on top of one of our cars.
Although it appeared they were home, I waited a good part of yesterday out front to catch one of them outside but finally resorted to finding a phone number and calling. I asked if the town had been advised to see if they would remove the tree but they had not been called. A tree on someone's property is the owner's responsibility unless its overhang is 6 to 8 foot from the curb and this one exceeds that and over half the street itself. The town would be the first resort if the expense of a private contractor was prohibitive, to trim if not remove. I hope I am wrong, but I can anticipate a thorny issue getting this done asap. Heavy winds or a storm will almost assuredly claim a problem sooner or later.
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