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Question DetailsAsked on 11/13/2016

My neighbors bushes have grown over to my property can I make them clean them ul

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In most or all states - no. That is considered by the law to be an act of mother nature - that is what trees and shrubs inherently do.

In most areas, you CAN require removal of the plant if the plant is listed as noxious or invasive in your area or on the federal invasive plant list, or is poisonous like poison sumac or poison oak/ivy. In a few areas, bamboo has been added to that list.

In most areas, you can cut them back to the property line (some areas require pre-notification to the neighbor to let him do it his way if the cutting will cut the main trunk or possibly permanently damage or kill the vegetation). Fallen or wind-blown debris are your problem - though generally if a branch or tree falls and damaged your property he is responsible for cleanup and repair costs, but the details vary by state.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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