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I have a live oak tree in my back yard and I keep it trimmed

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I have a live oak tree in my back yard and I keep it trimmed properly, yet some small branches extend over my neighbor's fence. He, my neighbor, insist that I trim my tree such as it doesn't cross his fence although the branches are not in danger of making contact with any structure on his property. I say that I have no obligation to trim the tree branches over his property but agree that he may do so himself.
JA: Where is the property located?
Customer: Lakeview, Texas
JA: Has any paperwork been filed?
Customer: No.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Loren replied 8 months ago.

I am Loren, a licensed attorney, and my goal is to answer your question and provide you excellent service.

Expert:  Loren replied 8 months ago.

You are correct that your neighbor has the obligation to trim the tree encroaching over his property line, as your trimming those branches would require trespass to his property.