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Were the tree limbs crossing over the property line onto the neighbor's land?
Ok, as you are likely aware, he has a legal right to cut anything that crosses the vertical property line over onto his property as long as he doesn't kill the tree.
But if he cut trees entirely on your property that weren't crossing over, or cut branches that were on your side, that is a trespass and damage to your property.
Your best recourse to get your point across is to have a local attorney send him a "cease and desist" and a "demand" letter threatening to sue him for damaging your personal property and for trespass if he doesn't remove the stumps and replant new trees and if he ever trespasses on your land again.
I would opine that just a letter should run in the $100-150 range and any real estate or general civil attorney could handle it.
Yes, they definitely cut the trees on your property, no questions about it and I might take them to small claims court for the cost of having similar trees replanted on the property..