Read on to find out what the rules are for neighbors and trees.
To run afoul of the law, your neighbor doesn't have to chop down your tree. Its enough to just damage the health of your tree.
To trim them, however, you must stay on your own property - no going over to the neighbor's yard for a better angle when cutting.
For example, your neighbor has the legal right to trim branches of your tree if they hang over the property line. But if the trimming seriously injures your tree, your neighbor will be liable to you for the damage done.
Mar 19, An individual is only allowed to trim a neighbor’s tree up to the property line. He may not enter the neighbor’s property to trim or destroy the tree. If you want to trim overhanging branches of your neighbor’s tree, it is always best to ask for permission out Estimated Reading Time: 4 fall tree luminars. If the tree encroaches onto the neighbor's property, the neighbor may sue to make the owner cut the branches, even if no damage has been done.
If the invading roots or branches cause serious harm to the neighbor's property or threaten to do so, the neighbor may sue. Nov 02, Even if the tree trunk is on your neighbor’s property, you have the responsibility for cutting any branches that extend onto your property line. You are responsible for the cost of cutting any branches you choose to trim. You can cut back anything up to your property stumplopping.barted Reading Time: 5 mins.
Dec 27, If limbs or branches belonging to a neighbor's tree extend over your property line, you are legally allowed to trim the areas hanging over your property. To trim.