What to do about neighbor's trees that hang over my property?
My neighbor has 2 large pine trees whose branches hang over my house. They are filling my gutters and covering my lawn furniture, decks and grill with sap, needles and large pine cones. Can I make her cut them down or trim them so that they don't hang over my property? She does not want to cut them.
She doesn't have to cut them down but you can trim anything on your side of the property. She cannot prevent you from trimming your side of the property so it doesn't cause damage. Now, if the pine trees do not hang over your house and still cause such damage, you may have a case of encroachment but until then you can help prevent further damage by simply trimming back whatever hangs over onto your property.
Keep in mind, since you have a right to cut down or trim back what is on your property, you cannot make her pay for it.