Township is cutting down my 160 year old red Oak.

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by scubasteve455, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. HotRodRivi

    HotRodRivi Tomahawks sighted overseas

    You can get a bunch of tree huggers from Berkley CA to live in tbe tree. Make a big spectacle of the thing.
     
  2. Starc Traxler

    Starc Traxler Well-Known Member

    Have you thought about doing a joint well with your neighbor and share the electric bill for the well pump
     
  3. stellar

    stellar Well-Known Member

    Tell the Twp. there are about 500 nails in the tree. They may be a bit reluctant to cut it.
     
  4. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    I’m afraid Hugger has the correct answer. Just don’t know where to go from here.
     
  5. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    Revised !!! Yes They are going down the other side of the road. Township coordinater called the water Authority. They will not cut tree down. Miracle. I just Dodged a bullet.
     
  6. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    Happy Days
     
  7. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    You guys are the Best. I was sick. I mean in a Bad way
     
  8. DeeVeeEight

    DeeVeeEight Well-Known Member

    Glad it worked out in your favor!
     
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  9. John Codman

    John Codman Platinum Level Contributor

    You can count on paying a "betterment" fee. It is usually charged by the foot of frontage on the road. You can fight the water line, but if they do it, you will be wasteing your time and money fighting the fee. It doesn't matter whether you hook up or not. Think carefully about hooking up - in Massachusetts the standard practice is that they will not dig up the newly-paved road for five years unless it is an emergency (read pipe break).
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2019
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  10. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

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    Glad it worked out. I bought my house for the trees and can completely relate to how bent you must have been.
     
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  11. Junkman

    Junkman Well-Known Member

    I was going to say to refuse the township permission to cut YOUR tree down.
     
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  12. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    Hooray!! Clear minds prevailed!!
     
  13. iowacat

    iowacat Well-Known Member

    Sometimes it pays to fight city hall. Great news on the decision not to cut it down.
     
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