What is the name of your state?What is the name of your state? New York
Hi, My neighbor has a tree whose branches hang over the fence onto the property where I live, and they grow right into my clothesline. When I hang my clothes up to dry, the leaves push into them. So I broke off the branches that push into my clothes, to give my clothesline space. One of the tenants that lives on the property with the tree had her 10 year old daughter climb over the fence onto the private property where I live, she took the branches which I had piled up in a corner and she threw them all over the backyard to make a mess, then she got a rake and raked this little plot of dirt that has weeds growing out of it (they must have thought those were flowers they were destroying).
I know that what they did was illegal; breaking onto private property and vandalising it. My question is, did I break any law? Can I just cut the part of the tree that is hanging over my property? Do I have to ask their permission first? Also, if I start bending a branch that is on my side of the property, and it breaks off on the part of the tree that is on their side of their property, is that illegal? Does the cut have to exactly line up with the boundary between the two properties?
Thanks for your help