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Woman fights to have encroaching limbs from neighbor's yard trimmed

Posted at 3:40 PM, Sep 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-17 17:04:21-04

TULSA, Okla. -- A midtown homeowner is at her wits end after trying for years to get her neighbor's landlord to trim the trees intruding on her yard.

Along her fence line are overgrown vines causing controversy.

"I’ve been here about eight years and it seems like it was always this problem I had with the trees,” Roberta Megna, the homeowner said.

She said her yard is becoming littered with her neighbor’s tree limbs.

"He doesn't take care of his property, but I take care of mine, and I've been cutting the trees for years,” Megna said.

But as the years went on, Megna grew older. She said she can no longer keep up with the neighboring foliage creeping onto her yard.

"Now it's getting way out of control,” Megna said.

From her fence line, covered in vines, to her front and back yards full of debris.

"Things are getting harder for me to do and this tree stuff is really bad,” she said.

Megna said she tried reaching out to the landlord who rents out the property with no luck, and the trees continued to grow.

"It's actually making me feel that, you know, that I don't have any rights at all,” she said.

Although she could pay to have someone come trim the trees, she said she's on a fixed income and can't afford it.

"I’m on social security and I'm on a pension,” she said.

2 Works for You stepped in to help, and although we could not get the landlord to act, our team found a landscape company owner who said he sees this problem all too often.

Antone Williams of Earth Bound Tree Trimming and Landscape Enterprise offered to work with Megna to trim her trees, giving her peace of mind for the next several years.

He said as long as renters pay their landlord, the landlord often times will not deal with issues at hand.

Meanwhile, he hopes he's bought Megna some time.

"It's going to be an amazing thing to get off my chest,” she said.

If you're experiencing an issue like this, you are encouraged to call the City and see what your rights are when it comes to encroaching limbs or other debris littered on your property.

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