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Insurance Question from Warwick, RI

Asked on 11/14/2011

fallen trees from hurricane a neighbors trees fell onto my property 2 1/2 months ago. he has not removed them. I will hire someone to cut them at the lot line and remove what is in my yard. Is it his wood? the fellow doing the removal gave me a better price if he can keep the wood (it's oak). My insurance will not cover it.

Answer given on November 14, 2011

Most homeowners or Renter insurance will pay for the removal of tree if it hits a covered property or structure.  You didn’t mention if the tree hit anything.  If the tree removal was not covered, then cutting the tree off your property is your only option.  Giving the wood away will probably make it cheaper on your as the debris removal would be free!  There is no reason why the person cutting the tree can’t have the wood that fell on your side.     


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