Read on to find out what the rules are for neighbors and trees.
Sep 12, Issues With Leaves, Acorns and Fruit A neighbor’s tree branches encroaching on your yard can allow leaves and acorns to litter your lawn and clog your gutters. The neighbor Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins. Aug 29, Your neighbor is allowed to cut the branches from your tree up to his property line. He does not have the right to cut back the branches of the tree on your side of the property line.
That being said, the best thing to do is invest in a cup of coffee and sit down with your neighbor to discuss the trimming of the tree and how the trimmings will be disposed of. Mar 25, In the case of Rony v Costa, a property owner hired an unlicensed day laborer to trim limbs that crossed his property line from a neighboring tree. Instead of researching the issue, the day laborer was turned loose on the trees like Jason in Friday the 13th.
Except the trees were the unlucky cabin campers. Nov 02, Overhanging Branches on Your Property. 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 can't march into your neighbor's yard and cut down a tree that isn't yours.
You are responsible for the cost of cutting any branches you choose to trim. You can cut back anything up to your property line. Dec 14, When the limbs of your tree overhand the neighbor's yard, he has the right to trim them. His right extends only to the property line and that's as far as he can cut them back.
If your tree. 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.
Mar 30, Trees can be a huge source of contention between neighbors, but as a property owner, you do have certain rights. If your neighbor refuses to do the right thing and address the issue at hand, don't hesitate to explore those rights by contacting your local government office, HOA board, or even an attorney if you feel the situation warrants it.