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It's not their tree, but it's their problem

It's not their tree, but now it's their problem. It's not their tree, but now it's their problem.
"The person who owns it won't return the call to us or the renters," says Richard Echelbarger. "The person who owns it won't return the call to us or the renters," says Richard Echelbarger.

By Mika Highsmith - bio | email 

Posted by Nick Dutton - email

TOLEDO (WTOL) -- It's not their tree, but now it's their problem. The tree is in their neighbor's backyard on the 2000 block of Price Street. After Thursday's storm, some of its branches are now on the their garage.

Now they're turning to Problem Solver Mika Highsmith for help. When she takes action, she gets results!

Janet Echelbarger keeps her eyes to the skies, "Every time I hear about rain or wind...I say here we go again."

And she's looking right at the reason. A tree in her neighbor's backyard, that snapped during last nights storm.

The tree fell down on her garage, but doesn't seem too badly damaged, so they were lucky this time.

"The last time it was worse," says Janet Echelbarger.

But it's not the first time it has happened, and after complaining to the owner of the house getting nowhere, the Echelbargers are turning to the Call 11 For Action Problem Solvers.

"The person who owns it won't return the call to us or the renters," says Richard Echelbarger.

"He called the mayor, the city and you because I hear you guys were good," says Janet Echelbarger.

Because with rain in the immediate forecast, the next time could be soon, and the damage may be far worse.

"Every time we have a storm, and the next time, hell the whole thing may come down on our house. And someone's going to get hurt."

Unless the tree is dead,  and you can prove negligence on the owner's part, it doesn't have to be removed.

In this case they just want the tree down. Mika Highsmith spoke with a rep from Remax, who's managing the property. He wants the same thing, but the owner does not. He says the tree isn't dead, so they're going to have a professional go out and make the decision sometime tomorrow.

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