How To Determine Value Of A Tree

Question From: B. Mercheson - OHIO
Q: A tree trimming service recently destroyed a mature red oak tree in my front yard. They planted a maple tree costing about $250 and planted some new grass as compensation. I think I should be entitled to more compensation or a tax deduction for my loss. Am I being unreasonable?

A: I don't have experience in legal matters. You may be able to take a loss on your income tax, but first you have to establish the value of the tree. This website will give you an overview and how to find a professional for assistance: Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy