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If you cut 1inch over the boundary you are liable for trespass and criminal damage.
Even 20 feet off the ground.
Be especially careful if the fence isn't on the legal boundary.

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8 hours ago, Mick Dempsey said:

Tree’s an eyesore as it is, cut it back to the boundary, shitty over aged macrocarpa.


I would suggest @Mark Bolam that any bellendery in this case is definitely on the part of the tree owner rather than the potential client.

I agree totally Mick, and I was wrong about the client being a bell end.

The neighbour is.

Turd polished Doobop, fair play.


Tree needs felling.

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Just last week I was asked to price removing some limbs off a Robinia.

These were from his neighbours tree overhanging my clients lawn.

The tree was leaning towards the owners house and both property’s had small back gardens as is the norm nowadays. The builders had kind of built round it.

The tree owner wouldn’t touch it and wouldn’t pay for overhanging branches to be pruned.

Now I knew if I had them off to the fence line the tree would be seriously unbalanced and was already leaning towards owners house, and I would be liable if it crashed on his roof in the future, so for once I declined to do it, and offered a price to reduce it all round or take it down, which obviously my client was loath to pay for, even if the owner had said yes.

I left with my client assuring me he’d get me back after he’d had advice from his solicitor who he jovially referred to as ‘the Rottweiler ‘


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