Trees Legal Questions and Answers

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Can we cut roots of our neighbors tree that are on our property and may damage our foundation?

Neighbors tree roots breaking block wall and our side yard concrete. Could damage our foundation. Can we cut the tree roots on our side. Does the neighbor need to cut down the tree.

03/08/2017   |   Category: Trees   |   State: California   |   #33608

Neighbor tree root damage driveway will their homeowners for damage

Neighbor tree root damage driveway will their homeowners for damage

11/29/2016   |   Category: Trees   |   State: South Carolina   |   #27314

Neighbor wants me to cut limbs off a 100 year old tree that drops pine needles on his yard.

I have a beautiful 100 year o pine tree in the corner of my yard and it drops a very small amount of pine needles in my neighbors yard who has recently bought the property. He want me to cut any limbs that hang over his property even though they about 40 feet up. Cutting the limbs on his side would make the tree lobsided and therefore dangerous. Am I required to cut my tree?

11/27/2016   |   Category: Trees   |   State: California   |   #27215

Neighbors tree has damaged sidewalk and I have received a notice to repair. Is my neighbor not liable?

When we bought our home the area next to us was vacant. The builder has started to develop the prop for housing development. Our home was the last home built next to his land. His tree has caused alot damage to the side walk. We received a notice to repair this said sidewalk. Why would we pay to have pay for damages done by someone else neglect?

11/26/2016   |   Category: Trees   |   State: Michigan   |   #27183

Am I Responsible to Clean Up Tree Limbs On a Neighbor's Property After a Storm?

I live in the Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, NY. Two healthy trees from the corner of my property fell during Tropical Storm Irene. One fell across my yard. One across my rear neighbor's yard. Am I responsible for the cost of having the tree removed from my neighbor's property?

09/01/2011   |   Category: Trees   |   State: New York   |   #25438

Am I Responsible to Clean Up Leaves That Fall in My Neighbor's Yard?

I have an old oak tree whose trunk is about 2 feet from my neighbors property. About half of the tree's branches hang over their property including over one of their driveways. They are now sweeping any acorns and branches/twigs out of their yard and putting them in a pile on the street in front of my house for me to clean up stating they are from my tree and are my responsibil...

08/30/2011   |   Category: Trees   |   State: Massachusetts   |   #25431

How Do I Determine Whose Property a Tree is On?

I read the statement below on your website. I need to know if it applies specifically to my city and state Murray, Utah). Our neighbor, without warning or consultation, cut a substantial number of limbs off our 20 year old cherry tree, and in the process, went 2 feet over the property line on our side. He also topped an aspen tree that was growing at a slight angle toward his f...

05/12/2011   |   Category: Trees   |   State: Utah   |   #24819

Who Has to Clean Up A Fallen Tree After a Storm and Ownership is Disputed?

Neighbor denies large tree is on their property. Our builder told us when we bought the house that it was the neighbors tree.. Recent survey says it is on their property and the survey markers are still there. A small part of the roots is on our property. Their fence was placed on the other side of this tree, making it appear to be in our yard. The tree was brought down by ...

04/07/2011   |   Category: Trees   |   State: South Carolina   |   #24587

Can I Be Forced to Pay to Trim Overhanging Trees in My Neighbor's Yard?

The land lord to my next door neighbor wants me to pay for tree limb removal over her property. I have voluntarily removed limbs that over hanged her property before however now she claims that her insurance company will not insure the house with out all of the limbs over her house removed and the tree limbs trimmed back up to the property line. She wants me to pay for this, ...

04/05/2011   |   Category: Trees   |   State: Indiana   |   #24577

Can I Be Forced to pay for Damages to a Neighbor's Property if I Don't Trim My Tree?

Several years ago our neighbor built a 5-6' high cinderblock wall a foot or so in their side of the property line. They cut several limbs off of our pine trees to create clearance for the wall. However they left one limb on one of our pine trees and built their wall so that its top was just inches under the remaining limb. (This is a large limb approximately 15 inches in diamet...

03/21/2011   |   Category: Trees   |   State: California   |   #24454
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