If my neighbor trimmed some branches from my tree and threw them in my yard, is this allowed

I don’t mind if he trims the branches but do I have to be the one to dispose of them?

Asked on August 17, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Illinois


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

No, you do not and he should not have done that.  If he takes to trimming your tree of that portion that falls on his side of the fence (and that is permitted) then he should dispose of the refuse.  Speak with him about it.  Hard topic amongst neighbors but try diplomacy.  Good luck.

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