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Get Your Tree off My Property!
In his company blog, Jeremy Rappoport discusses his most frequent type of tree consulting work, tree canopy and root encroaching a neighboring property. This is a must read for property owners and attorneys involved with neighboring tree disputes.
"Have you ever really stopped to notice and appreciate the urban forest that surrounds us? Whether you live and work in an urban or rural setting, one commonality for all of us is we are surrounded by trees. We easily become accustomed to trees in the landscape and often take them for granted until a tree problem becomes an issue. "
"The most frequent complaint I receive is from property owners complaining about their neighbor’s tree encroaching the shared property line, with Eucalyptus trees not surprisingly being the main culprit."
"I have consulted with several residential property owners who are forced to live underneath the towering, long tapering branches of massive Eucalyptus trees growing over from their neighbor’s property. In every case, there is tremendous animosity between the neighbors. The tree owner is always strongly attached to his 80 - foot tall trees and never feels there is a problem while the neighbor is in constant turmoil and distress by the daily threat of a large limb falling on their house or worse, a child. "
Read the full article http://www.landscapeexpertwitness.com/
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Jeremy Rappoport, President of RDCS LLC, provides landscape, arboriculture, horticulture and site development expert witness and commercial consulting services.
Mr. Rappoport is a graduate from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, with a B.S. degree in Ornamental Horticulture, emphasis in landscape architecture and contracting. Mr. Rappoport is a certified arborist and tree risk assessor by the International Society of Arboriculture, and a California C-27 landscape contractor.
With over three decades of field and senior management experience, education and specialized training, Mr. Rappoport's unique blend of education, field, construction and project management experience support his ability and qualifications as a legal expert witness and professional consultant for attorneys, insurers, residential and commercial property owners, builders, developers, HOA's and governmental agencies.