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Any of the neighbours to this property, including you and the other neighbour, can make an application to the District Court to have the tree removed if it is dangerous. The first step you have undertaken of obtaining the evidence from the qualified arborist is very useful. The next step would be to tell the neighbour that unless he does something, you will take this matter to the District Court to make an application under section 333 of the Property Law Act, and get orders to have the tree removed. It may be useful to get all of the neighbours together to join in the application, which would then enable you to take the necessary steps and obtain appropriate orders to get the work done. It is unlikely the property owner will be able to defend this successfully, especially with the evidence from the arborist. The court will make orders and the tree can be removed