It’s true, and liability laws need to be changed.
This tree lives on my neighbor’s property. I correct myself- it’s DYING on my neighbors property.
I warned the young couple a few times over the last few years that the leaning portion is EXTREMELY dangerous and is going to crush their house when it breaks free. The house recently underwent a complete makeover and after the tree crushes the house, it will need to be done again.
Sad part of this story, though, is their newborn infant lives under that tree also. The tree will crush the house- hopefully not his bedroom.
The psycology of homeowners like this is perplexing. Do they leave loaded guns on the floor for their children to play with? Do they allow the brakes on their cars to become worn out and then not fix them? You get my point.
So why on earth leave a tree about to fall over on your property?
Just goes to to show how oblivious humans are about their surroundings and about nature itself.
In college, trees like this were called “man killers” because they fall with no warning on nice windless days- no high winds needed to topple them. They just rot and rot and rot till there’s nothing left to hold them up.
Now is the time (before winter storms) to walk around your property to check for bad trees. Got Qs? Call a tree guy.