Basically after these few recent storms that have occurred, creating trees to be pulled from the ground due to high velocity winds, that destroyed wires, houses, cars, etc. So far these damages are extreme and these storms are coming out of nowhere. My mom is worried that these dead pines are gonna fall one day, and which they're leaning our direction, they're on our backyard neighbors yard...and she denied 2 years ago to sign a paper to get them cut down. Now my mom is willing to call but to double check, is there another way to do this if they can't? She's worried to bits because if this next tornado comes, These tall and dead pines will come down on my side, and not sure if our home insurance will cover it. Please give me a few suggestions allowing me to look into this. Thank you!
I think that's pretty much going to be between you and your neighbor. The only time the city or county would have any say would be if the trees were hanging out over a roadway for example and a risk to public safety. If they are at risk of falling on power lines, then the local power company would get involved. Your local sherriff's dept actually does quite a bit of human relations work. I would go and speak with the sherriff and ask if he or she could maybe "talk" to your neighbor for you about this. Sometimes that's all it takes to get someone to take action.
There is a foreclosed house next door to us with a dying tree. Last year during a heavy snowstorm a big branch fell on the hood of my dad's truck and his insurance paid to have it fixed.
So far a heavy limb just fell from the dead pine and landed on our fence we put up a year ago. But as for our house, we're worried if they'll cover it or not.
Contact your local city codes division, they'll be able to advise....