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    Default Dangerous Tree Limbs After a Storm

    My question involves personal property located in the State of: Pennsylvania

    During yesterday's ice storm several branches fell from the neighbor's trees into my yard. Thankfully no damage was done and they are small enough that I should be able to cut them up and remove them myself.

    There are, however, some larger branches that are "hanging by a thread" and will probably come down in the next storm -- one of which is in a place that could damage my home. Am I responsible for removing those branches before they can cause damage (since they hang over the property line), or is that my neighbor's responsibility? To complicate matters, the neighbor in question recently passed away and his executor is looking after the property. I called the executor today and he said he would call a tree company. I would just like to know if I'm legally obligated to help pay for it.

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    Default Re: Dangerous Tree Branches

    Quote Quoting shakeslady
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    Am I responsible for removing those branches before they can cause damage (since they hang over the property line),
    Self preservation is nobody's responsibility but your own.

    You want them removed, get them removed and pay for it.

    Otherwise you'll be arguing the point till the cows come home, after there's a hole in your roof.

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