Advice...

So I have one of my neighbors who I don't know very well but the few times we have ran into each other they seem nice. Anyway when I moved in I had to clean up a bunch of yard debris, and a lot of pine needles and tree limbs. Well I had that all done about a month ago and then last week or so I saw some fresh new limbs on the side of my garage. Now the tree that sits between our yards looked like it had some cutting done. Now I'm not sure if we both own the tree or what but from where I come from if you cut it you clean it up not toss in another persons yard. Even if it was my tree and they did cut some back I would expect to be asked or told about it first. Seems jacked to me. So since I have a way of inciting violence or at least anger I was wondering if any of you cooler heads could advise me on how to handle this?

Comments

  • Ken_LightKen_Light Posts: 3,539 ✭✭✭
    I would play dumb and ask if he's had any downed branches on his yard like it might be a problem and if he knows who owns the tree to get it checked out.
    ^Troll: DO NOT FEED.
  • ddubridgeddubridge Posts: 3,979 ✭✭✭
    Big tall fences make great neighbors.


    Unless you are my neighbor and you like to water my patio while im trying to sit out and enjoy a cigar. Last time I just hung the patio umbrella over the fence so she got the picture. If it happens again there might be hell to pay.
  • Grab two beers and go chat with him about it. Amazing what a small gesture like that can do in the long term.
    "There's three parts to making a great cigar. There's the science and the know-how, the experience. There's the art, which is the judgment call, that feel that you know exactly what to do. But there's something else: the inspiration. And I consider that very spiritual."

  • LiquidChaos66LiquidChaos66 OregonPosts: 3,767 ✭✭✭✭
    Go stab him. Or just shrug it off. Lol Might be easier to let it fly and save a possible confrontation for a bigger issue. If a bigger issue comes down the line it may not come off as hard for him if you havent har any prior issues. My neighbor trimmed out hedges for us about 2 feet.... After he told us it was only gonna be 6 inches. It grows back. Find a good tree fertilizer and make that puppy grow hardcore to make up for the trimmings. That's what we did. I agree though on the talking to you about it first. Kinda un-neighborly to do it without notice.
    Life is like a blind fiver. You never know what you're gonna get.
  • kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,616 ✭✭✭✭
    move.

    just kidding.

    most people arent out to get others. i would take a bet that he just thought that you were ok with it. im sure its all one big misunderstanding.

    i like the beer idea that was posted above. i mean... beer makes everything better.
  • RBeckomRBeckom Home or out and about somewhere.Posts: 2,190 ✭✭✭
    Use the limbs to start a fire, sit back and enjoy the flames with a good cigar.
    Line disputes are notorious for getting out of hand, I know because my property has no easements but since I had to deal with the county when recently they paved a dirtroad beside my property, they were going to take it upon themselves to widen on my side. The problem being that I had years ago erected a chain-link fence on my line so I had a huge dispute with the first surveyor that came out. And they sent a second. I was right, as he admitted it, but it almost caused me to come to blows with a man for his stupidity in not being able to read a map.
  • phobicsquirrelphobicsquirrel Posts: 7,349
    Thanks for the ideas. I think I'm going to play dumb about it. lol, "hey, was there some branches that fell down near my garage,"? (never saw branches fall down from a tree with perfect cut lines ... )
  • Ken_LightKen_Light Posts: 3,539 ✭✭✭
    phobicsquirrel:
    Thanks for the ideas. I think I'm going to play dumb about it. lol, "hey, was there some branches that fell down near my garage,"? (never saw branches fall down from a tree with perfect cut lines ... )
    See, I've botched enough yard work in plain view to pull it off, lol
    ^Troll: DO NOT FEED.
  • RBeckomRBeckom Home or out and about somewhere.Posts: 2,190 ✭✭✭
    phobicsquirrel:
    Thanks for the ideas. I think I'm going to play dumb about it. lol, "hey, was there some branches that fell down near my garage,"? (never saw branches fall down from a tree with perfect cut lines ... )

    :-)
    I would like to see those fallen with a perfect cut line though.
    :-)
  • perkinkeperkinke Posts: 1,575 ✭✭✭
    phobicsquirrel:
    Thanks for the ideas. I think I'm going to play dumb about it. lol, "hey, was there some branches that fell down near my garage,"? (never saw branches fall down from a tree with perfect cut lines ... )
    Good way to go, worst case I had to deal with when I worked for the courts was a neighbor v. neighbor that went into restraining orders, stalking orders, finally into criminal cases. Long story short, the problem neighbor is now doing about 20 years for attempted murder for planting pipe bombs under his ex-wife's, a deputy and a DA's cars in the county he finally moved to after ours. You just never know who the really big pscyhos are, hate for ya to end up in his freezer. ;)
  • clearlysuspectclearlysuspect Jacksonville, FloridaPosts: 2,124 ✭✭✭✭
    perkinke:
    phobicsquirrel:
    Thanks for the ideas. I think I'm going to play dumb about it. lol, "hey, was there some branches that fell down near my garage,"? (never saw branches fall down from a tree with perfect cut lines ... )
    Good way to go, worst case I had to deal with when I worked for the courts was a neighbor v. neighbor that went into restraining orders, stalking orders, finally into criminal cases. Long story short, the problem neighbor is now doing about 20 years for attempted murder for planting pipe bombs under his ex-wife's, a deputy and a DA's cars in the county he finally moved to after ours. You just never know who the really big pscyhos are, hate for ya to end up in his freezer. ;)
    Daaaaaaaaamn! I'm starting to think the fire and a cigar was the best idea! LOL
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