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Who's Responsible

Need a bit of help here. A huge branch fell out of a tree this afternoon and landed in front of my house. The tree is growing in the grassy area between the sidewalk and the street. Am I responsible for removing this behemoth or is the City of Toledo? Not sure if I need to call the Forestry Division or the Streets Division. Or, do I call a local tree removal service?

created by daddyg on Oct 12, 2016 at 07:36:10 pm     Home     Comments: 5

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The city will come out and get it when you call them...

posted by Mike21 on Oct 12, 2016 at 08:14:52 pm     #  

I believe the city is responsible for all trees planted in a tree lawn, even if you plant them. I would call the Forestry Division first.

posted by upso on Oct 12, 2016 at 08:15:10 pm     #  

Thanks guys! I will call first thing in the morning.

posted by daddyg on Oct 12, 2016 at 08:41:30 pm     #  

Yeah, the city. Same sort of thing happened in front of my old house.

posted by stooks on Oct 13, 2016 at 03:11:27 pm     #  

Growing up in remember a family who was at great loss due to the city cutting roots around a city tree. . The tree feel in a storm, landed on a vehicle with a family inside. Happened on Asbury road I believe. Back in the 90's.

posted by BigChris on Oct 14, 2016 at 11:02:58 pm     #