Neglected trees on vacant property are growing out of control. What to do?
May 29, 2012 6:38 PM Subscribe
There is a house across the street from me that has been vacant for a little over a year now. I have noticed the trees in the backyard growing out of control and they are starting to block my view. More importantly, I am worried about the potential for a fire from the accumulation of pine needles on the ground.
posted by MattMangels to law & government (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The house is a single-family unit in San Francisco, California. I know that he former occupant is staying up in Mendocino county somewhere, and I do not know the status of the house (i.e., whether they intend to sell it or not). It's just been sitting there. I would really like to see the two trees in their backyard get cut down or at the very least pruned. Should I contact the fire marshal/some other authority or will I basically just get a "tough shit" response?