Whenever your trees begin to creep over the lot line of your property and into the adjacent neighbor’s yard, this can cause more problems than one. Not only can this be an eye sore for you or your neighbor, but it can actually become a legal issue over time.
There have been many instances where neighbors have gone to court over a simple dispute regarding the trees that hang over the lot line on a particular property.
The tree could be having over into the neighbors yard and causing their landscaping to look unsightly, or the tree could actually be getting too close to the roof of the neighbor’s home.
If your trees are extending over the lot line and scraping your neighbor’s roof, this could cause damage that you would then be responsible. Sometimes these damages can cost you thousands of dollars, and if you’re not insured this could be a major issue for you and your credit.
If you are unsure about where your property line ends and why your neighbor’s years begins, you can always call your city to request exact property lines based on the square footage of your property. They should be able to give you eat measurements of your lot from your home, and the exact dimensions of your property lot.
When tree trimming, it’s a good idea to go ahead and ask your neighbor or landlord what their preference may be when it comes to how the lot line looks when it comes to any shared trees. Some trees will even fall right on the lot line, being planted and rooted on both properties. In many cases, you will see trees that literally cause a fence to be curved or rotated around a central area, specifically to avoid the tree that is on the lot line.
As always, be courteous of your neighbors, and go about your tree trimming in a way that helps every keep their landscaping neat and professional.