Can you legally cut your Neighbours tree?

Can you legally cut your Neighbours tree?

Under common law, a person may cut back any branch (or root) from a neighbour’s tree that overhangs or encroaches onto their property. In cutting back any overhanging branches (or encroaching roots) the following must be observed: you must not trespass onto the land on which the trees are growing.

What happens if you cut down a neighbor’s tree?

If your neighbor or someone else cuts down, removes, or hurts a tree on your property without your permission, that person is required to compensate you (the tree owner) for your loss. If necessary, you can sue to enforce your rights.

How do you know if a tree is too close to your house?

How do you know if a tree is too close to a house’s foundation?

  1. Give it a closer look. If the tree is hanging over the house, or even has branches touching the roof, it’s probably too close.
  2. If the tree’s not actually scraping the roof (but looks awfully close), phone in an expert.

What happens if I cut down my Neighbor’s tree?

Neither you nor your arborist may go onto a neighbor’s property or destroy the tree. If you do go onto a neighbor’s property or harm the tree, you could be liable for double or triple the value of the tree! If the tree trunk sits entirely in your neighbor’s yard, they’re the owner.

Is it against the law to cut down a tree?

Without permission, it’s an offence to cut down, uproot or wilfully destroy any trees: subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) in a Conservation Area over 5 cubic metres in volume (whether an individual tree or several smaller trees).

What happens to tree roots after a tree is cut down?

Tree stump removal is professional-level work, and you should consult certified arborists in your area to get this work done. Alternatively, here are a few ways to handle tree roots after the tree is cut: You can control regrowth of trees from tree stumps naturally, without pesticides, but this requires patience and persistence.

What are the rules for neighbors and trees?

Read on to find out what the rules are for neighbors and trees. First thing’s first! Start with the best solution that can make everyone happy. Walk over, talk to your neighbor and work out a solution. But, if you want to arm yourself with knowledge before doing that, here’s what you should know about neighbors cutting trees.

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