My neighbors trees are growing over my property and dropping branches. When I complained I was told trim it?

Asked by Remo S. Rosa, Staten Island, NY Mon Jun 22, 2009

myself, what are my rights?

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Joseph Runfo…, Agent, Staten Island, NY
Mon Jun 22, 2009
When a tree or other vegetation intrudes on another's property, the property owner has the right under NY state law to prune the intrusion back to the property line. The one doing the pruning has no right to enter the tree owner's property without permission.
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