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So I moved in to a house with a rather big yard that I'm not using very often, but it is mine. Right next to the fence I have a big tree that branches of it cross the fence to my neighbour's garden but just in a bit. The neighbour is now telling me I ought to pay them for removing the green waste every fall, $1000. They say that because of the wind most leaves fall at their side.

Is it my problem or theirs?

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    What jurisdiction? (you do write $, so United States?) – YviDe Mar 28 '16 at 8:40
  • "yard" also suggests "North America". UK would say "garden". – Martin Bonner supports Monica Mar 29 '16 at 12:43
  • I did live in oklahoma for a bit – The dude Mar 29 '16 at 22:00
  • @YviDe I assumed UK bc OP asked contemporaneous questions about UK – jqning Mar 29 '16 at 22:01
  • So, are you asking about Oklahoma? Please edit and tag the question appropriately. If you think it doesn't matter - in my home country, yes, you might have to pay. – YviDe Mar 30 '16 at 5:57
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Theirs. Unless your tree is causing significant damage.

... if any leaves from your neighbour’s tree fall into your garden in autumn, you have no right to ask them to come around and sweep them up.

http://www.problemneighbours.co.uk/rights-trees-and-overhanging-branches.html

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