Dead tree on neighbor's property is threatening my barn...
Kind of just what the title says. I have a neighbor, with whom I am on friendly terms, however there has been some tension over property lines (on which this tree is sitting). We both agree the dead tree is on his land, but just barely. If it were to fall, it would likely take out my barn. I want it gone, because it's probably 50-60' high and completely dead, so the next time we have a good wind, it's probably going to go. I'm kind of surprised it didn't bite the dust with the storms we had today, but I'm sure the roots are deep.
So who is responsible for it? Since it's on his property, I assume he can do with it what he will. If it falls on my barn, will I have a leg to stand on to get him to cover my insurance deductible? If I want to cut it down before it falls because it's threatening my barn, should I be footing the bill? Should we be doing a halvsies thing? Should I request he take it down and foot the entire bill? He has no structures anywhere near it, only open lawn.
Neighbor has mentioned taking it down, but hasn't made any move to do so, so I'm wondering how to go about nudging him, yet still getting him to pay for the removal (or do it himself, as I believe he has the capabilities to do so) since it is his tree.