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I agree with what you have done here.The inspection would limit your liability in the event of a storm or act of god in this situation.If the Arborist had deemed them unsafe then you would have removed them.In this situation your neighbor is bluffing no home owners policy would tell you otherwise.I would very much disagree that you are assuming the risk for these tress when they have been certified healthy. You may want the Arborist to look at them every year or so to make sure they are still ok.
Here it comes down to whether it poses a risk of actual harm or risk of imminent danger.This does not appear to be the case here based on your Arborist.
Lead Case here in Virginia..
I would take pics of the tree periodically and keep the report handy in case there are problems.
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