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My trees are growing over into my neighbors yard and they

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my trees are growing over into my neighbors yard and they say it is my job to cut them down. Is that right?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Roger replied 2 months ago.

Hi - my name is ***** ***** I'll be glad to assist.

You can cut the limbs/branches back to the property line, but so can the neighbor.

Expert:  Roger replied 2 months ago.

However, the neighbor cannot cut the entire tree down and cannot destroy the structural integrity or the cosmetic symmetry and appeal of a tree by improper trimming UNLESS the neighbor gets a court order granting him/her the right to do so.....which likely would be available only if there was proof that the tree was a nuisance, a danger, etc.