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Mar 26, Au contraire In the case of Rony v Costa, a property owner hired an unlicensed day laborer to trim limbs that crossed his property line from a neighboring tree. Instead of researching the issue, the day laborer was turned loose on the trees like Jason in Friday the 13th. Except the trees were the unlucky cabin campers.5/5. 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! Florida law prohibits a neighbor from cutting down a neighbor's tree or even entering a neighbor's property without permission from the owner. However, utility companies are exempted from this prohibition, under Section of the Florida Statutes.

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Furthermore, some trees are protected under Florida law such as mangrove trees. Sep 12, If the trunk of a tree is located in your neighbor’s yard, but branches extend onto your property, the neighbor is the legal owner of the tree.

That means you can’t cut it down, but you do have the Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins. Nov 02, You can cut back anything up to your property line. You must take care, however, that any maintenance you perform on the tree branches does not damage the rest of the tree. If your actions cause damage or ultimately kill a neighbor’s tree, you may be found liable for up to three times the replacement cost of the bushfalling.pwted Reading Time: 4 mins.

To run afoul of the law, your neighbor doesn't have to chop down your tree. Its enough to just damage the health of your tree. For example, your neighbor has the legal right to trim branches of your tree if they hang over the property line.

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But if the trimming seriously injures your tree, your neighbor will be liable to you for the damage done. my neighbor cut large branches off my tree, now its totallylopsided, I am both worried for the trees health because its not sealed, and danger of falling in wind storms, I read this.>>Although you may cut tree limbs and remove roots from your neighbor's tree where they cross over the property line, you cannot do so if it will damage the continued viability of his tree.

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