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} This is one of the reasons why the law protects private trees in Florida, but trees that pose a threat to a neighbor’s property do not come under the same legal protection as healthy trees. If a tree falls unexpectedly on a neighbouring property, the owner of the property on. Nov 28, Tree Trimming Laws. It's not uncommon for branches from a tree to reach over a property line and overhang a neighbor's land.

Florida has laws governing these encroaching branches. Your legal right to trim branches hanging over your property line will depend on the health of the tree. If the tree is healthy, you may, at your own expense, trim back branches up to the property line. Your neighbor Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins. Nov 02, You can cut back anything up to your property line. You must take care, however, that any maintenance you perform on the tree branches does not damage the rest of the tree.

If your actions cause damage or ultimately kill a neighbor’s tree, you may be found liable for up to three times the replacement cost of the treelop.pwted Reading Time: 4 mins. New Florida Tree Law – Chapter Recent legislative action, CHAPTERCommittee Substitute for House Bill No.has charged ISA Certified Arborists with the authority to advise residential tree owners about the potential risk their tree(s). Mar 26, In the case of Rony v Costa, a property owner hired an unlicensed day laborer to trim limbs that crossed his property line from a neighboring tree.

Instead of researching the issue, the day laborer was turned loose on the trees like Jason in Friday the 13th. Except the trees 5/5. Florida law prohibits a neighbor from cutting down a neighbor's tree or even entering a neighbor's property without permission from the owner. However, utility companies are exempted from this prohibition, under Section of the Florida Statutes. Furthermore, some trees are protected under Florida law such as mangrove trees.

Mar 28, You can trim the branches of your neighbor's tree that overhangs your property line as long as you are reasonable. You may not go onto your neighbor's property to trim the tree without your neighbor's permission. If you neighbor's tree or a branch is dead, you should give written notice to your neighbor that he or she will be liable for any damage that it does.

Jun 28, No! Crossing property lines to trim or cut down a tree is not something you or your arborist can do. Neither you nor your arborist may go onto a neighbor’s property or destroy the tree.

If you do go onto a neighbor’s property or harm the tree, you could be liable for double or triple the value of the tree! If the tree trunk sits entirely in your neighbor’s yard, they’re the owner.

Just like you wouldn’t go onto your neighbor’s. If you live in Florida, then you better think twice before chopping down a tree, or even trimming it. In addition to a number of protected species of trees, there are also neighbor laws that govern how to deal with trees along property lines.





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