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I certainly understand the situation and your concern. The property owner does not have a right to kill the roots, if it will cause the tree to die. Typically, when a branch or limbs are hanging onto a neighboring property, they can be trimmed back, as long as the tree is not damaged and no more is cut back as necessary and the tree is not harmed or destroyed. Yes, I know the roots are coming onto your property but you can not do something that will kill the tree. Ideally, your neighbor would try and correct this problem, bringing in a professional or service to remedy the problem but if they refuse, you would then have to go after them and sue. You can try and get the tree removed, if there are not other means to control this or sue for damages
suffered, as a result of the roots. If you used chemicals on the roots, the neighbor could turn around and sue you for killing the tree, if they find out about it.
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