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Old 12-21-2018, 03:17 PM   #1
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Default Neighbor overused weed spray

Neighbor way oversprayed weed spray that ran off the land and settled on my pine tree and killed it. What can I do now?
Can I legally force him to buy and replace another?
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Old 12-21-2018, 04:42 PM   #2
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Depends. You would have to prove he was negligent in using the spray and you would have to prove that the spray was the direct cause of the death of your tree.

You would need to hire an expert to testify in court.

Weed killers that contain glyphosate generally don't kill trees.

Did you have an expert arborist examine your tree to confirm or determine cause of death?
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Old 12-22-2018, 11:13 AM   #3
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I will try to get the status from an expert in writing.

My lawn care firm told me the chemical the neighbor used was the wrong one and it killed half the tree. Half is brown now.
But they didn't explain to me all the details.

Maybe I can pay them to write up a formal report.
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Old 12-22-2018, 09:20 PM   #4
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My lawn care firm told me the chemical the neighbor used was the wrong one
Did your lawn care company identify the chemical by name? If yes, please reply with the name of the chemical. If no, then they aren't likely to be much help.

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I will try to get the status from an expert in writing. Maybe I can pay them to write up a formal report.
I written report may convince the neighbor to pay for the tree but if he says no and you have to go to court you will need your expert to come to court to testify.
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Old 12-24-2018, 11:11 AM   #5
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I will try to get the status from an expert in writing.

My lawn care firm told me the chemical the neighbor used was the wrong one and it killed half the tree. Half is brown now.
But they didn't explain to me all the details.

Maybe I can pay them to write up a formal report.
The company should easily be able to put that in writing--or talk to the neighbor with you to try to resolve the tree issue among yourselves.
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Old 12-24-2018, 09:26 PM   #6
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If you have CCTV records of your neighbor spraying the tree you can win the case.
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Yeah right.
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