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Mar 26, 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. 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. Furthermore, some trees are protected under Florida law such as mangrove trees. 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!

If the tree trunk sits entirely in your neighbor’s yard, they’re the owner. Just like you wouldn’t go onto your neighbor’s. Cutting a neighbor’s trees without that neighbor’s knowledge or consent will only lead to un-neighborly disputes that might lead you to court.

If the pruning makes a drastic difference in the tree’s appearance or health or your tree care provider needs to access your neighbor’s property, the tree owner must be made aware of this action and sign off on it. 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. If the tree encroaches onto the neighbor's property, the neighbor may sue to make the owner cut the branches, even if no damage has been done.



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If the invading roots or branches cause serious harm to the neighbor's property or threaten to do so, the neighbor may sue. Nov 28, Florida has laws governing these encroaching branches. Your legal right to trim branches hanging over your property line will depend on the health of the tree. If the tree is healthy, you may, at your own expense, trim back branches up to the property line. Your neighbor won't necessarily be liable for healthy branches falling on your land.

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 tree. Dec 27, If limbs or branches belonging to a neighbor's tree extend over your property line, you are legally allowed to trim the areas hanging over your property. To trim them, however, you.





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