Cape May, NJ asked in Real Estate Law, Agricultural Law and Land Use & Zoning for New Jersey

Q: Neighbor refuses to return our calls to discuss our concerns over the safety of his weeping willow tree.

The tree is now 60-70 ft. tall. We know they should not be planted in this residential area and we had one uproot on our property. No help from local zoning or tree commission who know our neighbor. We can be killed if it falls or uproots onto our property. I have contacted approximately 19 attorneys in New Jersey and no one handles this type of law. If can discuss this issue with neighbor hoping it can be resolved. Advised to hire an Arboriculture case attorney or one who handles disputes. Any help appreciated. Thank you

1 Lawyer Answer
Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Rockaway, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Speak to a local arborist to review the situation and his/her opinion as to the immediacy of any potential danger and what are the suggested remedies. Then speak to an attorney to review your legal rights and courses of action available to you. An immediate step would to put the municipality on notice by sending a certified letter alerting it of the potential danger and send a cerufied copy of the letter to your neighbor.

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