The following are general rules regarding overhanging tree branches.
Nov 02, You can cut back anything up to your property line. You must take care, however, that any maintenance you perform on the tree branches does not damage the rest of the tree. If your actions cause damage or ultimately kill a neighbor’s tree, you may be found liable for up to three times the replacement cost of the stumpcut.barted Reading Time: 5 mins.
Mar 19, Yes, he does. As long as he cuts only the parts of the tree that goes over to his own side of the fence, he can do so without having to ask for your permission.
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But there’s a catch. An individual is only allowed to trim a neighbor’s tree up to the property stumpcut.barted Reading Time: 4 mins. Jun 21, If attempts to negotiate a solution fail, the law is very clear: since the tree belongs to your neighbour, you can’t chop it down. If you cut branches or remove a tree on your neighbour’s property, this is trespass and he or she may have a claim for damages covering the cost of replacing the tree with a mature one, as well as any remedial clearing, planting or landscaping stumpcut.barted Reading Time: 3 mins.
Neighbor law: fences, trees, boundaries, & noise, Nolo, Includes information on spite fences, boundary trees, obstruction of views, invading branches and more. Requires free library card for access. When your neighbor's tree blots out the sun, can you force them to take it down?
Not in Massachusetts, National Law Review, February 8,