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February 24th-25th High Wind Observations; Don't Park Under A Bradford Pear


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1 hour ago, SalemCountyNJ said:

Had a silver maple fall on the house a few years ago, after that incident I had all of the rest of the large trees cut down. I miss the shade but I feel more secure.

Over my 10+ years here I did the same. The one I left fell in the wind event (55-70 mph post frontal gusts) in April a few years back. Trees near homes makes no sense. They make the house dirty, can damage underground plumbing and are dangerous from above in potential weather events.

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9 minutes ago, Parsley said:

Over my 10+ years here I did the same. The one I left fell in the wind event (55-70 mph post frontal gusts) in April a few years back. Trees near homes makes no sense. They make the house dirty, can damage underground plumbing and are dangerous from above in potential weather events.

Unfortunately I can't make my neighbor cut down their trees, but I have heard of insurance companies forcing homeowners to trim or cut down trees next to houses.

Wife informs me if neighbor's 60' black walnut falls on our roof our insurance covers that (I hope!).

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Seems like the first round of winds is behind schedule.   Barely a breeze this afternoon so far.   What happened to the 60 that was forecast for today, I've struggled to 43.8.   First marine layer bust of the spring?

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2 hours ago, eastonwx said:

Unfortunately I can't make my neighbor cut down their trees, but I have heard of insurance companies forcing homeowners to trim or cut down trees next to houses.

Wife informs me if neighbor's 60' black walnut falls on our roof our insurance covers that (I hope!).

Good point. Neighbors pose an issue for sure. That just sucks. 

I have several nearby neighbors with oaks over 40’ high literally 10’ from their house. Scary stuff. 

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56 minutes ago, iceman56 said:

Seems like the first round of winds is behind schedule.   Barely a breeze this afternoon so far.   What happened to the 60 that was forecast for today, I've struggled to 43.8.   First marine layer bust of the spring?

Yes. On the rare side to have this much of a southwest wind and temps go nowhere.  It is pretty warm in Maryland. There will be so thermal jump as the front moves thru, but keeping temps low will take an edge off of the winds until the sounding goes more adiabatic. 

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6 minutes ago, Rainshadow said:

Yes. On the rare side to have this much of a southwest wind and temps go nowhere.  It is pretty warm in Maryland. There will be so thermal jump as the front moves thru, but keeping temps low will take an edge off of the winds until the sounding goes more adiabatic. 

lol, the sun came out here 5 min before sundown. Hopefully no sun this afternoon helps keep the power on. 

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3 hours ago, eastonwx said:

Unfortunately I can't make my neighbor cut down their trees, but I have heard of insurance companies forcing homeowners to trim or cut down trees next to houses.

Wife informs me if neighbor's 60' black walnut falls on our roof our insurance covers that (I hope!).

That is my understanding. That the insurance company of the property  (owner) that is damaged by fallen trees is responsible, not whose property the tree originally is on. Our neighbor has two never planted Bradford Pears, but for us, when they fall, it is just their fencing and our garden :( that gets damaged.

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5 minutes ago, Rainshadow said:

That is my understanding. That the insurance company of the property  (owner) that is damaged by fallen trees is responsible, not whose property the tree originally is on. Our neighbor has two never planted Bradford Pears, but for us, when they fall, it is just their fencing and our garden :( that gets damaged.

Lol, love your optimism!

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My understanding is if a tree is not healthy and the owner does nothing to remedy it then the owner is responsible if it lands in a neighbors property. IF it is healthy then the owner is not responsible if it falls across a property line. In the same concept if an owner cuts a tree down and does it in a way that it falls on the others property the owner is responsible because he made the improper cut.

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4 minutes ago, FDFriendly said:

My understanding is if a tree is not healthy and the owner does nothing to remedy it then the owner is responsible if it lands in a neighbors property. IF it is healthy then the owner is not responsible if it falls across a property line. In the same concept if an owner cuts a tree down and does it in a way that it falls on the others property the owner is responsible because he made the improper cut.

I 'm guessing the onus is on "victim" to prove negligence on the homeowners part. I would hope the insurance agent would go to bat for you, but sounds expensive if you would need to get a lawyer involved.

*Edit: Let's hope none of us have to find out!!!

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4 minutes ago, FDFriendly said:

My understanding is if a tree is not healthy and the owner does nothing to remedy it then the owner is responsible if it lands in a neighbors property. IF it is healthy then the owner is not responsible if it falls across a property line. In the same concept if an owner cuts a tree down and does it in a way that it falls on the others property the owner is responsible because he made the improper cut.

Yup, if it’s a healthy tree and it’s blown over by nature the person who’s tree it is isn’t liable and an insurance company will pick it up

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