+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    2

    Default Tree and Stump Removal in NYC

    I am interested in buying a specific house in Brooklyn, NY, but it has a very large red oak tree in the backyard. It is about 100ft tall and maybe 8ft round at the base.

    1) Is there an issue with the city or state about removing the tree and stump on the private property (I couldn't find it ******)?

    2) What type of structural or plumbing issues should we look for in the inspection and how serious of a problem could the roots have caused?

    Thank you,

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    7,230

    Default Re: Tree and Stump Removal in NYC

    You'll have to contact the city to know if the tree is protected or not. As for your drain lines, roots can crush the pipe or find their way into it and plug it up that way. The only way to know the condition of the line is to hire a plumber who can run a camera down the line.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    6,736

    Default Re: Tree and Stump Removal in NYC

    1. You must check with your city about their oak tree policy. In my city cutting down an oak tree is unlawful. Violators get big fines.

    2. Call the inspector's attention to the fact that there is a big tree (just in case he misses it), and ask him if he detects any signs of damages. As for the sewer line, you will need a camera check.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    6,736

    Default Re: Tree and Stump Removal in NYC

    Spruce did it again...he beat me by a few minutes.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    7,230

    Default Re: Tree and Stump Removal in NYC

    Quote Originally Posted by dj1 View Post
    Spruce did it again...he beat me by a few minutes.
    I'm only half fast, but you're really slow!
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    71

    Default Re: Tree and Stump Removal in NYC

    Call a reputable tree trimming company and they will be happy to give you an estimate for removal.
    I have never heard of any regulations regarding trees on private property in NYC.

    NYC Department of Parks and Recreation is responsible for trees on the city streets both removal and planting.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    2

    Default Re: Tree and Stump Removal in NYC

    Thank you all for the advice. Greatly appreciated.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •