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I am a Palm Beach County resident and woke up this morning to find men working in my yard and trees, butchering my two Florida Live Oaks
I called the cops, I emailed the county for inspection and also contacted an arborist for inspection. What's my next plan of action?
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Was this a tree removal service company that was "butchering" your trees?

Do you know who requested the tree removal? Is your property in a community under an association?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago

Thank you for your reply.

The 3 Hispanic workers had a work truck with no lettering, never once knocked on my door to ask permission to enter my yard or to climb my tree to cut down limbs. I did ask for business license and insurance information. When that was not produced I told them to get off my property and I called the police. I did get the tag number of the truck and the UNHELPFUL Sheriff's debuty badge number and name of the that answered the call which took over an hour come out and look. The next door neighbor made arrangements for the "crew" to come out and butcher my tree. The two trees are still standing buy have been butchered down the side and I fear that they may not survive. that's why I called the County and the Arborist to come take a look at it. No I do not have a HOA, as I live in unincorporated Palm Beach County....in West Palm Beach, Fl

Real Estate Lawyer: Attyadvisor, Attorney replied 3 years ago
The information you provided is very helpful.
No one can enter your property to trim your trees without your permission. The only time a neighbor has the right to trim your branches is if the branches extend passed your property line onto the neighbors property. The neighbor has no legal right to enter onto your property or hire a service to enter your property to trim the branches.
The reason law enforcement is being unhelpful is that these matters are considered civil rather than criminal.
If your trees branches were causing any issues for the neighbor the branches could be considered a nuisance.
http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/florida-laws-neighbor-property-disputes-65225.html
"Palm Beach County has a Vegetation Preservation and Protection Ordinance." You can contact them at http://www.co.palm-beach.fl.us/erm/
You have a lawsuit against your neighbor for damages to your trees.
“Florida allows property owners to recover actual damages that their trees suffered. Actual damages are the amount that the tree cost the owner to buy or the cost that the owner must pay to make the tree whole again. “
http://www.legalmatch.com/law-library/article/property-disputes-between-neighbors-in-florida.html
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