No, topping is one of the worst things you can do to a tree.
Oregon Tree Damage Laws. In Oregon, if someone damages your tree, you can recover your actual damages (usually, what you paid for the tree or what it would cost to replace the tree). (To learn what you must prove in order to get actual damages, see Nolo's article When a Neighbor Damages or Destroys Your Tree.) In some states, specific laws allow you to recover additional damages if someone deliberately damages your bushlopping.bar: Emily Doskow, Attorney.
Nov 27, The law states that when there is a good faith mistake in building a fence on an individual's property, that the owner who made the mistake must remove the fence within a year of the discovery of the mistake. Oregon Property Line and Tree Laws. Tree trimming and the placement of trees on the property line can also trigger disputes with neighbors.
Trimming trees up to the boundary line is usually considered an acceptable practice, but the law favors it when you obtain your neighbor's Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins.
Jun 26, Except as provided in ORS (Recovery for property damage) and (Liability for destruction of property by wildfire) and subsections (4) to (7) of this section, whenever any person, without lawful authority, willfully injures or severs from the land of another any produce thereof or cuts down, girdles or otherwise injures or carries off any tree, timber or shrub on the land of another.
Jun 26, (1) A landowner is not liable in tort for any personal injury, death or property damage that arises out of the leaving of trees and other debris on the property of the landowner under the provisions of ORS (Short title) to (Good faith compliance with best management practices not violation of water quality standards), under any rules adopted pursuant to ORS (Short title. Sep 10, If your neighbor's branches are hanging over your yard, you can prune the branches back to the property line as long as you don't destroy the tree or go on your neighbor's Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins.
Aug 21, Steve, Are you sure about cutting the tree? Here in Oregon we have a TON of trees. Many if not most properties in the Portland area have trees overhanging property lines. It would be very detrimental for neighbors to chop tree branches off because they didn't like them.
I agree that you definitely want to first talk to the neighbor about this. Sep 22, The roots of our neighbor's tree damaged our water main. We paidfor repairs. After talking to our neighbors we found out that 2 months ago their plumbing was damaged by the same tree and the plumbers warned them that the roots may be damaging their sewer, etc.
We feel that the neighbors are responsible for the cost of our water main repairs because of negligence since they.