Paul Goeringer
Aug 11, 2017 · 1 min read

Good question Ronald, generally you could cut the roots back to the property line, but you may want to contact an arborist to make sure that you do it in a way that doesn’t kill the tree. If you cutting the roots back kills the tree, you might be liable for the lose of the tree. You might also send a letter to the neighbor to let the neighbor know that you plan to cut the roots back to stop damage to your property.

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