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Friday, January 6, 2012

Tree Law

The Chicago Tribune lays out the basics of tree law:

[I]n every state in this country, self-help is permitted.

That means that you have the absolute right to cut any tree roots that are in your property, and you can cut down any tree limbs or branches that overhang onto your land. You cannot, however, trespass onto your neighbor's property.

Steve Clowney

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What about if my neighbor has been notified, but still does not maintains the tree. I can't afford to have the branches cut down that are in danger of falling. What should I do?

Chicago Reader

Posted by: Andrea | Jul 7, 2012 5:46:22 AM

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