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My neighbor has planted pine trees on the line of the of property next to me and the pine needles are covering my side of the line. He has also put a fence on the so that I cannot mow them back to his side. Do I have the legal right to cut anything hanging on my side of the line so that I don't have to have the mess on my property?
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You have the right to cut off branches and roots that stray into your property; provided, however, you must first warn or give notice to the tree owner prior to commencing work and give the tree owner the chance to correct the problem. If the tree owner does nothing, the tree can still be trimmed to the property line. But, in order to avoid any claim by the tree owner that you trimmed the roots negligently thereby causing damage to the tree that could have been avoided, I would recommend you have a tree expert trim the tree, especially with regard to any roots.

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