I recently have purchased a house and have been fixing up the interior for the last few months and now its on to the exterior. My back yard is not that big and has a fence going along the rear of the property. Behind my yard is a rental property and the yard is not in the greatest shape. Their is a very large dead ash tree that is right behind the fence on my neighbors property. During a storm a few weeks back a branch came off and ripped a section of gutter off of my house. The tree is about 18 feet away from my house and if it came down in a storm it would take the house with it. My question to you is do you know if an insurance company would pay to have the tree removed due to its close location to my house, the fact that its dead, and the fact that it has already damaged my house? I have talked to the owner of the rental property and he doesn't seem too interested in removing the tree since its not his main property. I also recommended that he run it by his insurance company, but he didn't agree. Any suggestions.