Photo: Dan Bates / The HeraldNicole Loistl-Minkel walks around a 1985 Mitsubishi pickup, Thursday, that was speared by part of a large cedar tree that sheared off Tuesday night at 10:30, at the home of her in-laws, Brian and Theresa Minkel on Dubuque Road in Snohomish.  Theresa Minkel said the large broken section could strike their house if it falls the rest of the way, but the homeowners insurance (Farmers) will not pay for removal, estimated at $3200 because it struck the truck, rather than the ground.  In addition, now that they have had a tree service estimate and been warned it is a danger tree, the insurance will not pay repairs to the house, either, if it falls the rest of the way and lands on it. To top it off,  the Misubishi is not insured because they have not been using it.  However, they have maintained the license on it.  If they had not maintained the license, the insurance company would have paid to have the tree removed.  They also own a John Deere tractor mower, and the insurance company told them they would have paid if the tree had speared it, instead of the pickup.  Nicole (background in photo) is the Minkel's daughter-in-law.  She and her husband and a young son live with the Minkels at this location.  According to the tree service people, if the tree falls, it will hit Nicole's bedroom.  Photo Taken: 120612
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Dan Bates / The HeraldNicole Loistl-Minkel walks around a 1985 Mitsubishi pickup, Thursday, that was speared by part of a large cedar tree that sheared off Tuesday night at 10:30, at the home of her in-laws, Brian and Theresa Minkel on Dubuque Road in Snohomish. Theresa Minkel said the large broken section could strike their house if it falls the rest of the way, but the homeowners insurance (Farmers) will not pay for removal, estimated at $3200 because it struck the truck, rather than the ground. In addition, now that they have had a tree service estimate and been warned it is a danger tree, the insurance will not pay repairs to the house, either, if it falls the rest of the way and lands on it. To top it off, the Misubishi is not insured because they have not been using it. However, they have maintained the license on it. If they had not maintained the license, the insurance company would have paid to have the tree removed. They also own a John Deere tractor mower, and the insurance company told them they would have paid if the tree had speared it, instead of the pickup. Nicole (background in photo) is the Minkel's daughter-in-law. She and her husband and a young son live with the Minkels at this location. According to the tree service people, if the tree falls, it will hit Nicole's bedroom. Photo Taken: 120612
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