3 Neighbour’s trees overhanging your garden
As your neighbour’s trees grow, their canopies may spread to overhang your garden, creating shade and dropping twigs and leaves. Generally, you have a right to prune back branches to the property line, as long as you don’t damage the tree or make it unsafe. However, before taking unilateral action and potentially igniting a dispute, talk to your neighbour, consult an arborist to have the job done properly and check with municipal authorities regarding any local regulations. If the tree is more than just a nuisance, i.e., causes damage or is a hazard, then the neighbour is responsible and it can become a legal matter.