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Thanks very much for your patience. So, generally, the issue is going to be difficult in part because property rights are involved for both you and the other party. The tree is your property, meaning that you have a right to have your property from being touched by your neighbor. The only problem is that your property rights only extend as far as your property line goes. If your property extends onto the property of another, then the property rights of the other party are included. This means that they have the right to remove another person's property from their land. In your case, the trouble is that your roots and part of the tree are extending over into your neighbor's land. This means that you do have the right to keep the tree, but the portion that is extended onto the neighbor's land invokes their right to have it removed.
What this means for you is that they may have the right to remove the roots and branches that are extending onto their portion of the land. They don't have the right to outright remove the tree or kill the tree, but they do have the right to do something about your tree's trespass.
To be frank, the only way out of this situation is going to be good communication. Sometimes, parties may come up with an agreement that your tree may stay untouched in exchange for a small rental fee to the neighbors.
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