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Although he is kind of a jerk for doing so, I would have to opine that yes, he can remove the limbs and then deposit them on your property. This is because the tree is your personal property and the law allows him to remove the encroaching limbs from his property by cutting anything that crosses the vertical property boundary. The limbs still remain your personal property as they are part of the tree so essentially he is just removing your personal property from his property and then returning it to your real property.
It is kind of a petty thing to do, but I think a judge would rule it is permissible if it was in front of him because the neighbor has no legal duty to dispose of your personal property.
No, I am just going off the basic premise that anything growing on someone's property is their personal property and the neighbor cutting it doesn't turn it into the neighbor's own personal property. They are simply abating a nuisance.
But no, I don't have any case law as that would likely require hours of research and reading cases and that is beyond the scope of the services I can provide here.