Aug 22, Fallen Tree Responsibility Georgia law generally treats trees in more populated areas differently than trees in rural areas.
This law, pertinent only to urban homeowners or landowners and not rural landowners, applies the “visibly dead or diseased” rule to trees that have bushcutting.barted Reading Time: 4 mins. Sep 09, Laws Governing Rural vs. Urban Trees. To determine who’s legally responsible for personal injuries and property damage caused by a fallen tree, we must first determine where the tree is located.
In Georgia, different laws apply when a tree is located in a rural versus an urban area.
The best action is to put the neighbor on notice of the dangerous condition of the tree and potential liability for damage, and to make sure there is a record of the notice such as sending it via certified mail.
Rural Tree Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins. Sep 11, If a tree is located on a boundary line, then each neighbor has a responsibility to maintain his portion of the tree, and they share a joint responsibility for care and maintenance of the tree.
However, Georgia law has not addressed clearly whether one property owner has an implied easement onto the adjacent property to employ self help to maintain the tree if the neighbor is not performing his Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins.