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Cutting back overhanging branches

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My garden backs onto woodland. The mature trees are putting out huge branches over my garden blocking light. Can I legally cut them back?

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My garden backs onto woodland. The mature trees are putting out huge branches over my garden blocking light. Can I legally cut them back?
Yes, but subject to provisos, therefore difficult to give legal advice here. It is unlikely that the boundary is the ideal pruning point, so the ideal is to get agreement from the owners to allow proper branch removals or reductions.

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Adding to this.  Unless there is a Tree Preservation Order on the trees or you live in a Conservation Area.  If in doubt check with your local planning office.

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Also remember you need the owners permission if you need to climb any part of the tree that isn't over your side of the boundary.

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