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} Dear Senior Legal Line: I am 71 years old. I live on a wooded property that I have owned for 40 years. The other day, my neighbor Jacob came over and cut down one of my spruce trees to use as his Christmas tree. Jacob pruning tree ferns, Irving TX I have had issues in the past and Does my neighbor have the right to trim my tree have told him he is not welcome on my land.
I put no trespassing signs up last bushfell.clubted Reading Time: 4 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. But there’s a catch.
An individual is only allowed to trim a neighbor’s tree up to the property bushfell.clubted Reading Time: 4 mins. To run afoul of the law, your neighbor doesn't have to chop down your tree.
That was the case for Phyllis J.
Its enough to just damage the health of your tree. 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 bushfell.clubted Reading Time: 8 mins.
Subscribe to DoNotPay to find a solution for all your “Neighbor cut trees on my property” issues and other neighbor tree disputes. Can My Neighbor Cut My Tree? No, your neighbor can’t cut down your tree. They can only trim branches that stretch over the property line. The law forbids any further cutting or destruction of the tree. Dec 15, The neighbor does have the right to trim the overhanging tree with the following limitations: (1) the tree can only be trimmed to the property line; (2) the tree must not be trimmed to such an extent as to damage or harm the health of the tree; (3) there is no right to trespass upon the neighbor’s property in order to trim the tree; (4) the cost of trimming the tree in borne by the neighbor doing the trimming.
You have the legal right to trim tree branches up to the property line. But you may not go onto the neighbor's property or destroy the tree itself. Deliberately Harming a Tree In almost every state, a person who intentionally injures someone else's tree is liable to the owner for two or three times the amount of actual monetary loss.