Comments for: Proposed Bangor tree policy change leaves disputes between neighbors to them

Posted June 20, 2012, at 10:14 p.m.
Last modified June 21, 2012, at 9:01 a.m.

BANGOR | Proposed revisions to Bangor’s tree ordinance will leave homeowners on their own when it comes to resolving disputes about leaves and branches intruding on neighboring properties. The Bangor City Council’s infrastructure committee voted 3-0 Tuesday to recommend the adoption of tree ordinance revisions proposed by Bangor Public …

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  • Guest

    I’m guessing most of the complaints are coming from the same resident in the vicinity of Jowett, Falvey, and Nash?

  • Guest

    The city should cut all these old trees in Bangor. Many of these maples have a life span of around 80 years and their time has come to be removed and replaced with young saplings… Drive the streets and you will see how dangerous these trees really are… And you folks who want to keep these old trees around should be responsible for the damage they cause.
    All these maples planted near sidewalks on peoples properties are and should ramain the cities responsibility…  It’s just another hidden tax buy removing themselves from the game.
    I do not consent.

  • Anonymous

    Eliminating any city governance over trees on private property… VERY GOOD MOVE.  If people are complaining about leaves falling on their property they need to grow up and get a rake.

    • Anonymous

      So you have a right to dump your trash in my yard?  Just checking here.

      • Anonymous

        Leaves are trash? Can’t neighbors talk to each other anymore if there is a real problem? For 32 years I talked to my neighbors on both sides of my house, never any problems.

        • Anonymous

          They aren’t, and that’s not what I was asking.  He’s saying, “my tree hangs over your yard, the leaves will fall in your yard, and you’re gonna clean it up.”

          Of course neighbors talk, which is why this shouldn’t be a big deal.  And leaves that *blow* into my yard from someplace else are a fact of life…get over it!

  • Anonymous

    Do people really complain about leaves from trees falling or blowing onto their property? This is New England for God’s sake. We have seasons. In the fall you rake leaves. In the winter you shovel snow.  If you don’t like the leaves or the change of seasons, then move back to wherever it is you come from. 
    I’m sure life is much better there, otherwise flatlanders wouldn’t come here and try to get us Mainers to conform to their wishes and try to make Maine just like wherever it is they come from.  Okay, end of my Yankee rant. 

    • Anonymous

       They pave paradise, put up a parking lot.  Wa-ooo. Da Da Da Da

  • Anonymous

    Relax Dana, the crazy people that lived next door to us have moved to the Carolinas. Rational people are next door now. We simply talk about any issues and solve them together without having to call Public Works or the Bangor PD.

  • Anonymous

    Every move away from the nanny state is a good move.

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