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Who’s responsible for picking up my neighbor’s leaves when they fall in my yard?

Larry Sackett
StarNews

Q. What are the legalities regarding trees that border a property line? Is the owner or renter of a property that borders another property, responsible for leaf pickup?

A. Any debris that falls into your yard from a neighbor’s tree is your responsibility to pick up, answers Dylan Lee, GTV Manager in the Wilmington City Hall Communications Office. This includes leaves, branches, twigs, and other debris.

If a neighbor’s tree hangs over your property, you have the right to cut the branches on your side of the property, Lee said. Any other issues regarding trees near property lines are civil matters – unless a tree is deemed to be a public nuisance, he added.

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One Response to “ Who’s responsible for picking up my neighbor’s leaves when they fall in my yard?”

  1. On December 23, 2012 at 12:28 pm diana wrote:

    Just started reading the Star News online so I had not seen this plea for a Red Lobster in Wilmington until today. Is this a joke? Has the person asking the question ever eaten at a Red Lobster? Although I grew up on Kure Beach, I now live in Macon, GA where there are a couple of restaurants that bring in fresh seafood regularly, and Savannah isn’t that far away, thank goodness. There are Red Lobsters all over the place, but I haven’t returned since eating at one in the 90′s.
    I visit the Wilmington area a couple of times a year
    and devour fresh seafood for both lunch and dinner while there. Can’t IMAGINE why Red Lobster would even cross the mind of a local!



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