Neighbor disputes fireman planting row of Cypress trees on property line


Last updated 1/30/2023 at 9:27am

Kristi Lueking is on the deck of her home overlooking De Luz with the trees planted by her neighbor showing on the right side of the photo. Village News/Rick Monroe photo

Rick Monroe

Special to the Village News

"Love thy neighbor, but don't pull down your hedge" is a quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin. In a Fallbrook neighborhood dispute, a woman is upset with her neighbor putting up a huge "hedge" of Italian cypress trees. She contends the trees, planted within 7-8 feet of her home, are a fire threat. Ironically, they were planted by her fireman neighbor.

"My original concern was that I've lost my view, but then I also realize it's a fire danger," said Kristi Lueking, who has lived in the home near the end of High Bluff Point for 20 years. About 50 tree...

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