Tree Trouble – Part II, Self-Help

In part one of our three-part series on Tree Trouble, my colleague David Silver wrote about Timber Trespass. In this post, I’m going to discuss self-help. Self-help is the legal term that describes “taking the law into your own hands”—literally. In this context, it would include a property owner getting out their pruning shears or shovel and cutting or trimming parts of a neighbor’s tree that infringe upon his or her property. You may be surprised to hear that in Washington, such conduct has been endorsed by the courts.   Read the article………….


Related Articles

FHA certification and recertification

FHA certification makes it easier to sell units in your condominium association. Applying for FHA certification has become more straightforward

What the Trayvon Martin Case Can Teach Associations

Among the many issues raised by the recent fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman is the possibility that

Budget Tips: 5 Reasons Your Landscape Maintenance Costs May Increase

Landscape maintenance budgets can be a major component for homeowners associations and in some cases condominium budgets. What should your