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Old 09-05-2015, 10:09 AM
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My neighbor has bamboo trees lining the length of the fence line and I cut any that hang over the fence but we still have to pick up leaves weekly and clean my gutters continuously. Is there anything I can do? I already spoke with him and he isn't cutting them down.
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Old 09-05-2015, 10:12 AM
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NOPE. It cost me about a $1000 a yr to maintain my neighbors trees that overhang in my yard
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Anything that grows on your side of the property line you can cut off, kill, remove, whatever. Beyond that, as long as it is legal for him to have the plants on his lot, he can grow them if he wants. My understanding is that bamboo is darn hard to eradicate once it becomes established. Do you know if he likes having it there? Maybe he's already tried to get rid of it and failed.

If you can't get what you want from him by friendly persuasion, you'll have to decide between living with it or using more aggressive methods.
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Maybe offer to have them ripped out and split the cost of replacing with something less messy if it is bothering you that much.
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Old 09-05-2015, 11:14 AM
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Leaves from a neighbor's tree are not considered a nuisance under the law anywhere. Leaves flutter, blow, and drift -- it's what they do.

You are over-reacting and need to get over it. It's just part of property ownership. Good grief -- don't be the sort of neighbor most of would dread having. "Honey, the crazy neighbor next door is complaining about where the leaves fall again."
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Make a natural area where the leaves fall. Remove those gutters and let the rain fall onto rock or bushes.

Stress level will be greatly reduced by managing the challenge.
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I had an AH move in next to us in Fla and proceed to cut down all the beautiful live oaks on his property. One winter while we were away he cut several large bay trees on our property. After several lawyer letters and a lawsuit threat I collected several thousand dollars. I used some to plant running bamboo all along the property line, with metal flashing all along our side to contain it on our side. By the time he realized what was going on it was way too late. F him!
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Rock salt, Roundup, Internet weed killer will not hurt bamboo or any other cane. Petroleum products applied liberally are your only hope.
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We had a neighbor with bamboo on her side of the fence, too. I fought it for a while, pulling it up...then realized it looked pretty good. Now there is beautiful grove of bamboo in the backyard.

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Originally Posted by The Spit View Post
Leaves from a neighbor's tree are not considered a nuisance under the law anywhere. Leaves flutter, blow, and drift -- it's what they do.

You are over-reacting and need to get over it. It's just part of property ownership. Good grief -- don't be the sort of neighbor most of would dread having. "Honey, the crazy neighbor next door is complaining about where the leaves fall again."
You must be the inconsiderate neighbor that doesn't maintain his trees. I've replaced 2 windshields on my truck because I'm "over-reacting".
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Old 09-06-2015, 12:26 AM
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You know another huge problem people seem to overlook with tress....birds, those noisy bastards like to sit in trees and tweerp, it like being in the country or something.
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Salt definitely kills bamboo. Use swimming pool (food grade) salt. It dissolves quickly. Much quicker than rock salt. Spread it evenly just before a heavy rain or before a rainy season. Then sit back and watch it all turn yellow then brown. All the leaves will fall off and you'll be left with nothing but yellowish brown sticks. Don't ask how I know.
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Originally Posted by tdk72 View Post
You must be the inconsiderate neighbor that doesn't maintain his trees. I've replaced 2 windshields on my truck because I'm "over-reacting".
I'm not sure how you reach the conclusion that I am an inconsiderate neighbor that doesn't maintain my trees? But anyway, we're talking about tree leaves here. Did tree leaves ruin your truck windshield? If so, that's not your neighbor's fault. Time for a different make of truck.


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You know another huge problem people seem to overlook with tress....birds, those noisy bastards like to sit in trees and tweerp, it like being in the country or something.
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You must be the inconsiderate neighbor that doesn't maintain his trees. I've replaced 2 windshields on my truck because I'm "over-reacting".
Have you ever heard of a garage?
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