But what you can do is express concern that his or her tree is at risk … Neighbor Cutting down all the trees ruining value of my property at 205 North Tarboro St. Raleigh, North Carolina: How is it that it is ok to cut all the trees down on the lot lines in this neighborhood that has already lost so many to the tornado? This is especially true in cases where the tree in question has caused any amount of damage to any of the property on the other side of the property line. This is the 2nd time this has happened. Subject: Neighbor cutting down all trees. He cut down one of our trees in 05/2015 while we were not at home. Yes, he does. I had moved out of my home of twenty years and into my new home. Now, in both places their trees gave my house all my shade so I didn't want them to cut them down, but I know in the end I have no say. If you or your neighbor decide to trim branches, cut tree roots, or treat parts of the tree with a chemical that ultimately causes damage to the tree or your neighbor’s trees, you could be liable for damages. The last two places I lived my neighbors always wanted to cut down the large trees in their yard, for no other reason then they didn't like raking leaves. It was reported to Police and he promised us not to come back to our property again. This actually happened to me about twelve years ago. Re: Friend/neighbor cut down ALL trees in her yard When hurricane Rita came through Houston, one of our neighbors cut down a healthy 120 foot tall cottonwood "just in case." A new family bought the house next door last year and has been cutting down all of the trees on the their property. He owned two lots and recently sold one of the lots to his cousin. A tree may be planted by neighbors well within the bounds of their property, but over time, some of the branches can extend beyond the property line and into your yard. But there’s a catch. As long as he cuts only the parts of the tree that goes over to his own side of the fence, he can do so without having to ask for your permission. My back neighbor cut a 150 foot Magnolia yesterday, and today the cutter says he's going to clear all the others left. He may not enter the neighbor’s property to trim or destroy the tree. You can't march into your neighbor's yard and cut down a tree that isn't yours. 2 tall deciduous trees. According to the legal advice website NOLO, the tree doesn’t have to be chopped down to cause a legal battle. Martha's Vineyard property owners and their tree contractor cut down ten mature trees on a neighbor's property to improve their own view of the ocean. Anonymous: We live in a neighborhood with a lot of mature trees, which we like. 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