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Willow tree limb came down in neighbors yard. Tree in common

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Willow tree limb came down in neighbors yard. Tree in common area in my backyard. No property was damaged, they want me to pay for removal. Do I have to do this in IL?
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Good afternoon. There is a clear-cut rule regarding trees in this situation. It depends upon whether you, as the owner of the tree, knew or should have known the tree was previously damaged or diseased. If the answer to that is yes, then you, being the owner of the tree (or your insurance company), are responsible for the removal of and any damages caused by the tree. If the answer to that is no, then it would be considered an Act of God, and you, being the owner of the tree, have no liability for damage and are not responsible for the removal from the neighbor's property.



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