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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:22 AM

Neighbor has several large and beautiful trees. His yard is separated from mine by a privacy fence. Approximately 7.8 billion of his leaves are in my yard with more on the way. I don't feel that raking these up should be my responsibility but I also don't want to be a bad neighbor. I overseeded and now they are covering the grass. If I rake them, more will cover it up again in just a few days. What have you have done if you've been in this situation?

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:24 AM

Neighbor had several large and beautiful trees. His yard is separated from mine by a privacy fence. Approximately 7.8 billion of his leaves are in my yard with more on the way. I don't feel that raking these up should be my responsibility but I also don't want to be a bad neighbor. I overseeded and now they are covering the grass. If I rake them, more will cover it up again in just a few days. What have you have done if you've been in this situation?

That's life man. What, is he supposed to go to everyone's yard and sweep up their leaves for them?

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:25 AM

Obviously the only solution here is to curb-stomp him.

 

 


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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:26 AM

Burn down his house.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:27 AM

Buy a blower. With a little effort you can get those things back airborne and into his yard where they belong. It's their home. They miss their home.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:27 AM

Were the trees present at the time you purchased your home. if the trees were pre-existing, then you should have reasonably expected to be living next to trees and been prepared to live with the consequences.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:28 AM

Neighbor had several large and beautiful trees. His yard is separated from mine by a privacy fence. Approximately 7.8 billion of his leaves are in my yard with more on the way. I don't feel that raking these up should be my responsibility but I also don't want to be a bad neighbor. I overseeded and now they are covering the grass. If I rake them, more will cover it up again in just a few days. What have you have done if you've been in this situation?

I've never been in that situation. It's my trees that that are dropping in the neighbors yard and I think it's great, I don't have to rake them. WOOHOO!

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:28 AM

I don't feel that raking these up should be my responsibility

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:32 AM

Neighbor had several large and beautiful trees. His yard is separated from mine by a privacy fence. Approximately 7.8 billion of his leaves are in my yard with more on the way. I don't feel that raking these up should be my responsibility but I also don't want to be a bad neighbor. I overseeded and now they are covering the grass. If I rake them, more will cover it up again in just a few days. What have you have done if you've been in this situation?

I've never been in that situation. It's my trees that that are dropping in the neighbors yard and I think it's great, I don't have to rake them. WOOHOO!

:goodposting: Sometime I feel like taking down some of my fence just so most of the leaves can blow into my neighbors yard, then I put my fence back up.
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:32 AM

you should have reasonably expected to be living next to trees and been prepared to live with the consequences.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:34 AM

Is your neighbor a Tea Party member?
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:34 AM

If my neighbor asked me to come over and rake leaves from my tree in the fall I would tell him I was going to start charging him for the shade I provide in the summer.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:35 AM

You should be thankful for the free shade in the summer and the free compost material in the fall.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:36 AM

Neighbor had several large and beautiful trees. His yard is separated from mine by a privacy fence. Approximately 7.8 billion of his leaves are in my yard with more on the way. I don't feel that raking these up should be my responsibility but I also don't want to be a bad neighbor. I overseeded and now they are covering the grass. If I rake them, more will cover it up again in just a few days. What have you have done if you've been in this situation?

Just wait until a limb falls off the tree, smashes your fence and you have to pay for it.
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:36 AM

Mulch the leaves. Free fertilizer, great food for the lawn.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:37 AM

Call the police and tell them your neighbor's leaves are trespassing.
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:38 AM

Do what Sp00fy did... hire someone to come cut down your neighbors trees.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:39 AM

You probably don't have grounds for some kind of lawsuit because you can't prove that they are his leaves. If you went over to his house late at night and marked the leaves that are currently on his trees, you'd have proof when they landed on your lawn later.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:39 AM

We're taking about what... 20 minutes of yard work here? Get out there and rake em up.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:39 AM

Neighbor had several large and beautiful trees. His yard is separated from mine by a privacy fence. Approximately 7.8 billion of his leaves are in my yard with more on the way. I don't feel that raking these up should be my responsibility but I also don't want to be a bad neighbor. I overseeded and now they are covering the grass. If I rake them, more will cover it up again in just a few days. What have you have done if you've been in this situation?

Just wait until a limb falls off the tree, smashes your fence and you have to pay for it.

I don't think the neighbor is going to charge him for the broken limb.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:39 AM

We have a cherry tree where several branches were over a fence and cherries would fall into our neighbor's yard. He told my wife it was our responsibility to take care of it. We didn't have a problem with it and cut off that side of the tree. That said, you need to rake your own lawn.

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I am not sure what the answer is her... but I am positive it involves fire.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:42 AM

Neighbor had several large and beautiful trees. His yard is separated from mine by a privacy fence. Approximately 7.8 billion of his leaves are in my yard with more on the way. I don't feel that raking these up should be my responsibility but I also don't want to be a bad neighbor. I overseeded and now they are covering the grass. If I rake them, more will cover it up again in just a few days. What have you have done if you've been in this situation?

Just wait until a limb falls off the tree, smashes your fence and you have to pay for it.

I don't think the neighbor is going to charge him for the broken limb.

trees are expensive dude
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:43 AM

We have a cherry tree where several branches were over a fence and cherries would fall into our neighbor's yard. He told my wife it was our responsibility to take care of it. We didn't have a problem with it and cut off that side of the tree. That said, you need to rake your own lawn.

I would put up with the cherries on my lawn just because cherry trees look awesome.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:43 AM

This should please you too. If a storm blows one of his tree on your house, your insurance will have to cover it.
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:44 AM

Call the police and tell them your neighbor's leaves are trespassing.

I'd go out on a limb and mention that they look a little shady.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:45 AM

We have a cherry tree where several branches were over a fence and cherries would fall into our neighbor's yard. He told my wife it was our responsibility to take care of it. We didn't have a problem with it and cut off that side of the tree.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:46 AM

And what about your leaves????? What, they don't blow on the neighbor's lawn on the other side of your house? C'mon man....
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:48 AM

put a post-it-note on every leaf stating "yours" and put them on his porch
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:49 AM

If you want to be passive aggressive about it, rake them, bag them, then set the bags on the other side of the fence.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:51 AM

Rake your friggin lawn, you lazy bum!

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:56 AM

If you hang a giant net between the goalposts, the leaves will just blow right in and save you lots of work.
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:59 AM

put a post-it-note on every leaf stating "yours" and put them on his porch

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:59 AM

triclyor will suffice

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:02 PM

Neighbor had several large and beautiful trees. His yard is separated from mine by a privacy fence. Approximately 7.8 billion of his leaves are in my yard with more on the way. I don't feel that raking these up should be my responsibility but I also don't want to be a bad neighbor. I overseeded and now they are covering the grass. If I rake them, more will cover it up again in just a few days. What have you have done if you've been in this situation?

That's life man. What, is he supposed to go to everyone's yard and sweep up their leaves for them?

You'd feel the same if a limb broke off your neighbor's tree and smashed your fence?
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:03 PM

I'm going to need to know what kind of trees they are before I can answer.
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:06 PM

Neighbor had several large and beautiful trees. His yard is separated from mine by a privacy fence. Approximately 7.8 billion of his leaves are in my yard with more on the way. I don't feel that raking these up should be my responsibility but I also don't want to be a bad neighbor. I overseeded and now they are covering the grass. If I rake them, more will cover it up again in just a few days. What have you have done if you've been in this situation?

That's life man. What, is he supposed to go to everyone's yard and sweep up their leaves for them?

You'd feel the same if a limb broke off your neighbor's tree and smashed your fence?

Yes, cause that's exactly the same.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:08 PM

Is there any way you could jump up and swat them back into his yard before they fall into yours in the first place? Or perhaps you could grab a sharpie and write his name on all the leaves that are his and all the leaves that are yours. Then invite him over for a beer/rake party. If you could approach him while wearing swiss cheese attached by rubber bands on your feet that would be ideal. Another way to go about it is to run around in circles shrieking the word "Bucolic! Peter Cetera eats chutney!" until said neighbor comes out wondering what the fuss is all about. Then immediately smash an apple into your forehead then fall to the ground rubbing your ### on the ground as if you were a dog who had worms. He'll get the hint.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:08 PM

Neighbor had several large and beautiful trees. His yard is separated from mine by a privacy fence. Approximately 7.8 billion of his leaves are in my yard with more on the way. I don't feel that raking these up should be my responsibility but I also don't want to be a bad neighbor. I overseeded and now they are covering the grass. If I rake them, more will cover it up again in just a few days. What have you have done if you've been in this situation?

That's life man. What, is he supposed to go to everyone's yard and sweep up their leaves for them?

You'd feel the same if a limb broke off your neighbor's tree and smashed your fence?

I think most normal neighbors would be willing to work out something for this scenario. I think most normal neighbors will think you're insane if you complain about their leaves blowing into your yard.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:09 PM

Neighbor had several large and beautiful trees. His yard is separated from mine by a privacy fence. Approximately 7.8 billion of his leaves are in my yard with more on the way. I don't feel that raking these up should be my responsibility but I also don't want to be a bad neighbor. I overseeded and now they are covering the grass. If I rake them, more will cover it up again in just a few days. What have you have done if you've been in this situation?

That's life man. What, is he supposed to go to everyone's yard and sweep up their leaves for them?

You'd feel the same if a limb broke off your neighbor's tree and smashed your fence?

Yes, cause that's exactly the same.

but it is your responsibility to fix your fence.
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:13 PM

:bow: Good grief.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:16 PM

in portland, your property line extends vertically so that a tree whos branches or trunk drift over that line are open season. you will occaisionally see a tree where 40% of it has been cut straight up along a property line. Its legal too

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:16 PM

This should please you too. If a storm blows one of his tree on your house, your insurance will have to cover it.

Yep. I learned this when my neighborhood was hit with a tornado a couple years ago, and a huge branch from the silver leaf maple in my front yard snapped and pancaked my neighbors' brand new Xterra which was parked in their driveway.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:17 PM

Rake the leaves.
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:18 PM

Is there any way you could jump up and swat them back into his yard before they fall into yours in the first place? Or perhaps you could grab a sharpie and write his name on all the leaves that are his and all the leaves that are yours. Then invite him over for a beer/rake party. If you could approach him while wearing swiss cheese attached by rubber bands on your feet that would be ideal. Another way to go about it is to run around in circles shrieking the word "Bucolic! Peter Cetera eats chutney!" until said neighbor comes out wondering what the fuss is all about. Then immediately smash an apple into your forehead then fall to the ground rubbing your ### on the ground as if you were a dog who had worms. He'll get the hint.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:18 PM

in portland, your property line extends vertically so that a tree whos branches or trunk drift over that line are open season. you will occaisionally see a tree where 40% of it has been cut straight up along a property line. Its legal too

how far up? would i own satellites in geosynchronous orbit over my house?

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:19 PM

I may have understated the situation. I have 3 trees on my property. 2 in the front and 1 in the back. None of the 3 are large trees. They are all quite a distance from any neighbor as we, fortunately, have a large lot. In the back, the neighbors on either side of me have many, many large trees. Many, tall and large trees. For whatever reason, the leaves from the neighbor to the north do not fall into my yard. However, on the other side, the leaves from about 10-15 very large trees completely cover that side of my yard. This isn't just a few leaves. They cover the yard to the point that it kills my grass. If I rake them today, they'll be back to the same extent in a couple of days. The back of his yard, where these trees are, is a wooded area so he doesn't care about the leaves on his side. Ironically, there are way more of his leaves in my yard than his. A large privacy fence is between the yards so I can't just move them to his yard. My house does not benefit from any shade from these trees. I get no benefit except for more leaves than there are stars in the sky. I owned a previous home where my leaves did go to the neighbor's yard and I raked them weekly. Thought it the responsible thing to do. It wouldn't be as big a deal except I am trying to get grass to grow in this area. Interestingly, but also irrelevent, is the fact that he plays for the other team and looks just like Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:24 PM

I may have understated the situation. I have 3 trees on my property. 2 in the front and 1 in the back. None of the 3 are large trees. They are all quite a distance from any neighbor as we, fortunately, have a large lot. In the back, the neighbors on either side of me have many, many large trees. Many, tall and large trees. For whatever reason, the leaves from the neighbor to the north do not fall into my yard. However, on the other side, the leaves from about 10-15 very large trees completely cover that side of my yard. This isn't just a few leaves. They cover the yard to the point that it kills my grass. If I rake them today, they'll be back to the same extent in a couple of days. The back of his yard, where these trees are, is a wooded area so he doesn't care about the leaves on his side. Ironically, there are way more of his leaves in my yard than his. A large privacy fence is between the yards so I can't just move them to his yard. My house does not benefit from any shade from these trees. I get no benefit except for more leaves than there are stars in the sky. I owned a previous home where my leaves did go to the neighbor's yard and I raked them weekly. Thought it the responsible thing to do. It wouldn't be as big a deal except I am trying to get grass to grow in this area. Interestingly, but also irrelevent, is the fact that he plays for the other team and looks just like Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

None of that matters. He has no legal or neighborly responsibility to rake the leaves and he shouldn't even be bothered by it. In other words, you shouldn't even broach the subject with him.
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:24 PM

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:25 PM

I may have understated the situation. I have 3 trees on my property. 2 in the front and 1 in the back. None of the 3 are large trees. They are all quite a distance from any neighbor as we, fortunately, have a large lot. In the back, the neighbors on either side of me have many, many large trees. Many, tall and large trees. For whatever reason, the leaves from the neighbor to the north do not fall into my yard. However, on the other side, the leaves from about 10-15 very large trees completely cover that side of my yard. This isn't just a few leaves. They cover the yard to the point that it kills my grass. If I rake them today, they'll be back to the same extent in a couple of days. The back of his yard, where these trees are, is a wooded area so he doesn't care about the leaves on his side. Ironically, there are way more of his leaves in my yard than his. A large privacy fence is between the yards so I can't just move them to his yard. My house does not benefit from any shade from these trees. I get no benefit except for more leaves than there are stars in the sky. I owned a previous home where my leaves did go to the neighbor's yard and I raked them weekly. Thought it the responsible thing to do. It wouldn't be as big a deal except I am trying to get grass to grow in this area. Interestingly, but also irrelevent, is the fact that he plays for the other team and looks just like Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

That changes everything...get a blower (and I don't mean one of his buddies).




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