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Posts about the law aw related to woody plants commonly known as trees. This tag is not for use to address family trees and is not for use to address decision trees.

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Do I recover legal cost if I win a long hedge trees UK court case?

UK law My neighbor has very long hedge evergreen trees, blocking the sun to my house and lots of its dried leaves cover my garden, few neighbors around are also affected by these trees. I spoke to my ...
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Storm damage to tree

A storm broke a healthy branch which fell into neighbors backyard. If I have this now damaged tree removed, am I admitting liability for neighbors cleanup?
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Neighbors tree starting to lean towards my house

The neighbor across the street has enormous pine trees, and one of them has started to lean towards my house. I'm spending a few nights at a family member's house at the moment. I'd obviously like to ...
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What can I do to protect myself if someone gets injured on my property? [closed]

I've got a large walnut tree in my backyard that I would like removed. I've been told that because walnut wood is valuable that if I post a local ad saying they can have the wood if they cut the tree ...
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Can the council cut down a tree I plant on common land?

This has been inspired by a previous question I have asked, but has not been answered. Please note that I have not actually planted any trees, this is just a scenario. :) Bob owns a house with a ...
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"Minimum legal distance" between neighbor's property line and a plant of woody trees

As we know that trees are essential everywhere but they sometimes cause nuisances as well when not properly planted or maintained. Keeping this in mind, has there been made any law that describes the ...
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The trouble of White Oaks in the neighbor's yard

Charles inherited and owns an estate of land in upstate New York, Westchester County, Eastchester township. It's not incorporated in either Bronxville or Tuckahoe. On the west side of his land, he has ...
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Is there any law or by-law stopping me from planting my own trees?

Recently on my road, two trees have been removed by local government that were on a small strip of public land in front of houses on the street, and when asked it seems that I can request to have a ...
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Tenant responsible for removing a tree he planted in a rental property?

I have a tenant that is moving out after his second lease with us and he has planted a tree of unknown type within three feet of the home. He has provided notice of leaving and I'd like to be certain ...
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Can I compel my neighbor to remove or relocate a tree that completely encroaches my property?

My neighbor planted a pygmy date palm cluster fairly close to our common property line. Although the roots and cluster base are entirely on the neighbor's property, one of the trees in the cluster ...
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What can I do if neighbor is blocking my solar panels intentionally?

I live on a 2.5 acre lot. I installed a ground mount solar array 6 years ago. Then 4 years later my neighbor planted over 39 tall cypress trees which are blocking the sunlight. Is there any law in ...
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Solar shade act in CA

If a neighbors tree that is shading a solar power system that was installed many years ago (2009 homes were built in 2004) in CA (tree might have been existing in a shorter form and the trees grow ...
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Is the power company responsible for trimming trees with power lines running through?

Previous tree trimmers would not approach areas of trees near the lines in St. Johns County Florida. They indicated power company owns this. Power company claims that they are near service drop and ...
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What can I do about this tree?

I live in Chesapeake, Virginia and I haven't been able to find a reference as to what my legal options are when it comes to a neighbor's tree and my yard. I could only find a "general rule" for ...
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Who is responsible for getting the tree removed?

A big storm passed through our area and a bunch of trees fell. This one tree is kind of in a weird situation. The tree is technically on my neighbors property and it fell towards our house. However, ...
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Can the council make you cut down trees on your property?

There is an ongoing dispute between a property I own and the council, they claim that some 20ft conifer trees that are on my property is preventing light and causing dampness in their property, also ...
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Neighbor trees' shade impact solar panel production?

Is there any case law or precedent or? regarding a neighbor's trees whose shadow covers another's roof for a good part of the day and thus block solar panels from working as efficiently as they might. ...
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Tree parts (leaves, twigs) naturally falling into neighbor's yard

Situation: Property is within the jurisdiction of a Nevada Homeowners' Association Problem: A neighbor left a message on my doorstep to trim my flora due to debris landing on his property; otherwise ...
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Can I pick off the fruit from a plant that another resident of my building has placed and maintained in our building's common courtyard?

A resident in a building has placed and maintained a plant in our building's common courtyard. Can another resident of the same building legally pick off the fruit from this plant? I am mostly ...
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Are you guilty of swamp busting, if you remove non-productive trees for productive ones?

The swamp buster law says that you can't remove trees, or stumps from a wetland. Does that include removing trees that are unproductive for trees that are productive (for food, and other things)?
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Green waste over the fence

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 ...
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What is the law that requires Vancouver residents to pay for non-replanting of trees?

Recent news highlighted that landowners wishing to remove trees from their property need to pay to ensure that the trees are replanted. Where is this law defined? I've heard there is a similar law ...
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Is it legal to plant lots of trees and plant in an unoccupied lot?

Background: Adjacent to our house is an empty lot that has been neglected: its owner lives in another country, and it has collected litter. My parents said that they discussed purchasing the lot ...
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