Is permission from the owner required in order for an encroaching tree to be trimmed?

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Is permission from the owner required in order for an encroaching tree to be trimmed?

Asked on June 30, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

The general rule regarding the trimming of trees is that you may indeed trim the branches tree of a neighbor that over hang on to your property but you may not compromise the health of the tree.  In other words, trim to your property line but do not kill the tree.  It might be in your best interest to hire  some one to trim.  Good luck.


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