La Valle, WI asked in Real Estate Law for Wisconsin

Q: I have an easement driveway to my property, who is responsible for trimming tree branches?

The trees aren't mine or on my property. Tree branches are hanging over the driveway and brushing on vehicles entering & leaving my property.

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Jason Anthony Greller

Answered
  • Madison, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: Generally, easements indicate responsibility for maintaining the road. Arguably, tree trimming should be a part of maintaining the road an access. Check the easement language to see how maintenance responsibilities are handled.

Thomas B. Burton agrees with this answer

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