This landlady absolutely refuses to address the tree issue here. I borrow the neighbor's tree lopper and do what I can each year, but there are trees scraping across the roof. I guess she will take care of it when the insurance company refuses to renew her windstorm insurance unless they're cut. I borrowed the lopper and trimmed the tree out front, as well as the one next door that hangs over my driveway. I might actually go on that property and trim it some more, because it blocks my view of the corner, and I like to be able to see what's going on, particularly if someone is skulking around. I couldn't see details of the vehicle that parked in that driveway last week, because that tree was blocking my view. I still don't know who it was, but it wasn't anyone who had business being there at 2:30 in the morning. I lopped the pecan tree that hangs over my house, deck and backyard, but only from the balcony. I'll do the yard portion of that, as well as the trees from the yard behind this one, that also hang over the yard and the shed, later, when the weather isn't quite as hot, and I'm feeling more energetic. I'm going to borrow a ladder and try to see if I can lop the tree branch that's hanging over the front of this house, but again, not until the heat lets up a little, and I'm feeling better. I know every house and yard require maintenance, but not having to deal with all of these overgrown trees would be nice. I would really like it if the owner would pay for a professional to come trim them back severely, but that's not her style. She doesn't pay a professional to do anything, and if she did send someone, they'd probably end up cutting the tree so it would fall on my car. Ultimately, she will pay the price, since it's her roof and siding that's being damaged. The lopper I use isn't a telescoping one, but it's similar to the style pictured, with the long pole and rope you pull to tighten the blade and actually do the chopping.