So under Code 1-539.1, cutting/trimming a tree belonging to another exposes that person to double damages (2x the value of the tree) - I believe you are aware of that but wanted to give you the statute.
If one's property is damaged by another's property, the landowner causing the damage is liable for the cost of repairs. However, in order to prevent further damage, the innocent homeowner can bring an injunction request based on nuisance-basically requesting the court to order the tree owner to remove the tree by X date. If they refuse, the court can issue sanctions which can include fines (usually per day), the award of attorney fees, even jail time if the contempt is knowing and willful/intentional.
Any communication should be documented as the judge will typically look to see if the homeowner sought an out of court resolution before issuing an injunction.
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