Our neighbor had (she had it removed) a fifty foot pine tree located approx. 3-5 feet from our property line. There were extensive roots from this old tree that unfortunately ran under our concrete driveway and caused it to crack and crumble apart.
We spoke with her on 2 separate occasions w/o any response. We hired a tree man who came and dug down to sever the root that were running on our property causing damage and also trim all branches that were hanging over the property line (sap is messy on car paint). After the expense of this, a month later she had someone come take the tree down.
We did take pics of the driveway/root system to show how the damage occured. We asked her to pay 1/2 the repair cost to our driveway. We have never heard from her.
Do we have any legal rights. Wouldn't her homeowners insurance pay for the damage her tree caused to our property?