Help! The trunks have become one with the chain link
Last year I purchased a home in suburbia. Being from the country (and no neighbors within shouting distance), this is all sorta new to me. Here is my issue: My house and my neighbors house are fenced with Chain Link. Sharing one common fence between my driveway and their side yard. They have 4 (yuck) 25-30' maples that are growing right next to the fence. Three of them actually have the chain link growing in their trunk. And not just a little bit. These trees are planted no less than 4' to 5' from each other and their canopy's are just one big jumble. The chain link is starting to look a little pulled. Second issue is that these trees are starting to crack my driveway and raise it up.
I get along with these neighbors fairly well and since we live right next door I don't care to make an enemy. However, I hate these trees and the fact that the neighbors could care less about the destruction. Can anyone give me some ideas as far as where I stand legally and how I should approach this. Thank you