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Nov 02, Overhanging Branches on Your Property. Even if the tree trunk is on your neighbor’s property, you have the responsibility for cutting any branches that extend onto your property line.
Knowing your responsibility and rights as a property owner is important to being a good neighbor and to avoiding unnecessary fines and court costs.
You are responsible for the cost of cutting any branches you choose to trim. You can cut back anything up to your property treegrind.barted Reading Time: 5 mins. Dec 27, If limbs or branches belonging to a neighbor's tree extend over your property line, you are legally allowed to trim the areas hanging over your property.
To trim them, however, you. Oct 19, If any limbs extend over the property line, they fall into that neighbor’s jurisdiction. The law allows tree trimming up to the property line, nothing further. Situation 3. Leaves from the neighbor’s tree consistently clog my gutters and fill my yard. Jun 28, No! Crossing property lines to trim or cut down a tree is not something you or your arborist can do.
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 branches are hanging over you may have the right to cut them but you may not be able to make your neighbor pay for this. Before cutting those branches I suggest you speak with a Maryland property law attorney.
It’s also a good idea to come to an agreement with your neighbor before taking any action.