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Asked on: 12/16/02, 8:09 pm

Neighbors responsibility for overhanging branches

A neighbor has complained about tree branches that have fallen from two healthy pine trees onto her property damaging her clothesline. She feels that the tree owners need to have the limbs removed so they do not drop on her property. She has registered her complaint with a lawyer who wrote a letter placing the owner on ''notice''. Doesn't she have every legal right to trim those branches herself if they hang over onto her property? And if she doesn't trim them and they fall and cause damage, is'nt she negligent?

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