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If your tree falls on someones house who is liable?

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05/09/2008

In Massachusetts, a tree is blown down during a storm and falls across property lines. Each owner's insurance is responsible for removal and damages from the portion of the tree that fell on their property. In another case, when a tree has become hazardous and the owner has been notified by certified mail that it should be removed, he ignores the request and the tree comes down causing damages to the neighbor, proof of that notice might help the neighbor to prevail in a lawsuit.