Saturday, October 13, 2018
The Law of the TREE!
When cars were art!
2001 Austin Martin Vanquish voted one of the worlds most beautiful cars.
Have I said anything about fallen trees here? I cannot remember. When trees fall on property your house from your own front yard of course it is your tree and your problem. Common sense, that is a no-brainer, a term I have heard over the years.
BUT when the tree in your neighbors front yard falls over on your house, That also becomes YOUR TREE and YOUR RESPONSIBILITy. Many people do not know that, I sure didn’t until hurricane HUGO came from Charleston all the way to Gastonia, NC on our anniversary many years ago.
A huge tree fell from a neighbor’s yard and smashed my BIL Vernon’s truck.
(Pics from the net not mine)
He called me to come down and take pictures before “The Neighbor moved the tree to show it was not his tree.” I went down, made a movie and some snap shots.
Imagine OUR surprise when the neighbor’s insurance man said, “The only damage on your neighbor’s property is the tree stump. We will cut the tree at the property line, I’m sorry for your loss, but we insure his property not yours. That part of the tree the property line on is your tree now.”
Now that doesn’t seem fair to me. There are several incidences in this county now from Tropical Storm Michael, and people are beginning to learn the facts of fallen trees.
Have you had any insurance rule surprises?
Many people are still suffering from the storm that hit NC &SC. Then Michael shows up and the pictures I have seen from the Gulf coast are horrible. WE should do what we can in the way of sending donations thru trust worthy causes. Our district churches just sent a truck load of supplies to eastern NC. I like to see the churches involved, after all that is part of our obligation as Christians.