} Sep 08, RCW applies only to people acting without lawful authority. A landowner has the legal authority to engage in self-help and trim the branches and roots of encroaching onto his or her property. On the other hand, a landowner does not have legal authority to cut down an encroaching tree.
Aug 06, You can trim the tree that grows over your fence. You can ask the neighbor to cut the entire tree down on his property and over yours, but he can refuse and its dubious whether the tree can be called an unreasonable nuisance which must be removed because its leaves get your pool dirty.
If you kill the tree by messing with its roots you may be liable to your neighbor for trespass and. Aug 20, In addition, if you enter your neighbor’s property in order to trim, cut down, or otherwise damage their tree, you may run afoul of several other laws, specifically those found in VA Code § through VA Code § Estimated Reading Time: 8 mins. Mar 25, 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. In most situations, a neighbor who is bothered or worried by encroaching branches or roots of a healthy tree won't be able to successfully sue the tree owner. Instead, the neighbor can go ahead and trim the tree himself. In some states, however, neighbors may sue under certain conditions, including:Estimated Reading Time: 8 mins.