From Maryland: 100% of my neighbor's tree's branches hang over my yard where I plan to build a garage. The tree will definately die when the branches are cut - and they must go in order to build. I have a permit to build. What is my legal standing if the neighbor refuses to comply with taking down the tree? Can I cut the branches without permission even if the tree will die? I just moved in and the previous owners say the neighbor is unfriendly and difficult. Any advise is greatly appreciated.