FAQ - My Yard Trees were Damaged by a Road Worker, What do I do Now?

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FAQ - My Yard Trees were Damaged by a Road Worker, What do I do Now?

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Appraisal of Trees after Road Side Construction and Maintenance.

Sometimes road builders make mistakes too.

Often a homeowner will call us after an over ambitious road crew worker cuts or damages a tree on their property and they are generally surprised to find out how much that tree is worth.

trees damaged by fireWe use a different valuation system for these urban trees than for forest trees which considers aesthetic values much more than straight timber values.

If you do know of anyone who has had the unfortunate occurrence of damage to your trees, take photos, call your insurance agent and then call a good forester with extensive experience in appraising trees of all types and all types of appraisals.

 

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Bob, good information! I'm sure a lot of people don't know you can get a tree appraised.

Aug 27, 2013 10:39 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
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Good Morning Bob, this is great information to share with clients.

Aug 27, 2013 10:45 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the information. I will share it with others.

Aug 27, 2013 10:53 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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Landscaping take time to mature thus making them more valuable with age...It takes seconds to cut....Time out is all I can say

Aug 27, 2013 11:04 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Allen Tate - Concord, NC

Interesting information. I think it is good that we have tree appraisers. I am a real tree person and I am glad to see that they are valued.

Betty

Aug 27, 2013 11:53 PM #16
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Tim Maitski
Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage - Atlanta, GA
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I never really thought much about this.  I would think that it's pretty difficult to put a value on a big tree.  Some might be considered priceless to their owners.

Aug 27, 2013 11:56 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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Bob, you are a feature blog super star!  Keep it up....you always teach me something new!

Aug 28, 2013 12:25 AM #18
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Jimmy Faulkner
Florida. Homes Realty & Mortgage - Wantagh, NY
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Nobody thinks about this till it happens and then shock sets in on what do we do. I will file this blog and I want to thank you for the valuable information.

Aug 28, 2013 12:45 AM #19
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Raymond Denton
Resolute Federal Savings Bank - Irvine, CA

My initial thought was to ask the company that damaged the tree what their proceedure was for something like this ... I didn't think of homeowners insurance.

Aug 28, 2013 01:22 AM #20
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Jay & Michelle Lieberman
Keller Williams World Class - Agoura Hills, CA
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Very niche info.  Thanks for that.

Aug 28, 2013 01:45 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Edward & Celia Maddox
The Celtic Connection Realty - Queen Creek, AZ
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Good article.  You just have to go to a local nursery that sells these large trees to find out how expendsive they are.

Aug 28, 2013 02:17 AM #22
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Christine Farkas
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
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I Bellingham WA I saw a tree whose natural circular shape on top had a very right angle pizza-like chunk taking out of the top, to make room for power lines. Goes back to over ambitious city workers, and practicality over aesthetics. Great post though on a topic that doesn't really come up in the day to day, it's the things we don't think about that seem to pop up

Aug 28, 2013 02:21 AM #23
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Juan Jimenez
A House on a Rock Home Inspections LLC - Richmond, VA
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I wish a road worker would just come by a cut down some of my trees :)

Aug 28, 2013 02:55 AM #24
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes, I have seen some big checks when a road crew cut down a tree or 2 that DID NOT have to be cut.

Aug 28, 2013 06:20 AM #26
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Pam Graham
All Real Estate Options - Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties

That's interesting. I never thought about how they would determine what the dollar value is to a tree. I just naturally thought they would replace with the same kind of tree.

Aug 30, 2013 06:27 AM #27
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Lise Howe
Long and Foster - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

PEPCO, our local power company here in the DC area, is tired of getting beat up for losing power during storms - most of our power lines are above ground. Their retaliation is to finally start trimming the trees that they should have been trimming for years. Unfortunately since the power company seems to be very annoyed with the DC area for our lack of patience with no power for days at a time, PEPCO is now clear cutting roadsides - it looks like a war took place in some of the neighborhoods 

Dec 18, 2014 08:24 PM #28
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Jill Watts
Realty Pro, Inc. - Vancouver, WA
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Hi Bob, I live near the Washougal River and we have the consideration of trees falling and washing down the river and hitting the foundations of waterfront homes.  All kinds of tree information from your blog and the comments!

Jan 18, 2015 12:55 PM #29
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Nicholas Crane
Crane Forest and Property Management - Cadott, WI
Managing & Appraising Forest Land

Thanks for the Great Info.  This is one thing everyone should keep in mind how expensive it is damage, prune, or cut down a neighbors tree. 

Apr 18, 2015 11:48 AM #30
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John McCormack
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Good Saturday morning Bob Crane -

I'm glad Nick re-posted this one.  Living in the city I had no idea who paid in case of damage.

Nov 06, 2015 07:11 PM #31
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Suzanne Strickler
Realty Mark Associates - Havertown, PA
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Bob ~ Put this on the list of things I never knew. Heritage (large old) trees should be expensive to replace, I didn't know they could be appraised to find that value.

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