neighbor's willow tree (please help)
How do I convince my neighbor to get rid of the willow tree? Our lots are small. The new owner, who rents the house, wasn't the one who planted the tree.
This tree is horrible and wreaks havoc on my backyard every year come fall (we have artificial turf in our backyard and the tiny leaves are a mess to clean for several months). And any little wind sends all it's branches into our yard.
We just recently discovered a major root from his yard into ours that reach so far including under our artificial turf. We could only remove part of the root as we didn't want to damage the turf. It was a huge root and I'm sure there are more.
Our HOA doesn't recommend this tree, nor does any internet site because of the expanse of the root system and it's need for water (getting into pipes, etc.)
So how do I convince the owner to get rid of it? It's a very mature tree.
Suggestions???? I'm desperate.
I did call our HOA and they might be able to get involved, if necessary, but I would like for this to go peacefully as well (even though the owner doesn't live there and rents it).