On appeal, the Court of Special Appeals affirmed.
We are often asked: What happens if a tree falls in Maryland? Or, what can you do when branches or roots of a tree growing on your neighbor’s property encroach onto your property and cause you damage?A Victim of Encroaching Vegetation May Cut it Back, But That is the Only RemedyIn Melnick v.
C.S.X. Corp., et al., Md. Feb 15, Trees can be tricky, but for the most part homeowners are responsible for what falls into their own yard.
So if a storm causes your neighbor’s tree to fall in your yard, your homeowners insurance could help cover the cost of removing the tree and remedying the damage it caused on your property, after your stumppruning.clubted Reading Time: 3 mins. Aug 11, This is a personal account of what one might do when a large piece of a tree falls into a neighbor’s backyard. For a more professional account, you can read this article about fallen tree removal.
Picture this nightmare scenario. It’s AM. You hear a sudden crack. It’s. The tree was firmly planted on one family’s property, but a foot branch hung into their neighbor’s yard. Eventually, the neighbor who had the hazardous branch in her yard decided to pay to have it cut down. She did so with permission from the owners of the property where the tree was rooted, and this prevented any potential damages. Jun 11, Overall, if your property is damaged, you are responsible for fixing it, whether the damage came from a tree limb on your property, your neighbors, or from a yard 2 miles down the road.
A windstorm is not any one particular person’s fault; it is simply an act of nature. If a tree does damage your property, your policy will cover the stumppruning.clubted Reading Time: 3 mins.
If you are liable for the damage caused by your tree falling on your neighbors' property and your neighbors intend to bring an action against you in small claims or county court seeking reimbursement, you will need to pay.
However, it might not have to come from your own pocket.