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April 3, 2022

The Neighbour’s Tree

Live beside a tree that’s encroaching on your property? Neighbours trees can have large root systems that impact soil quality, impact grass growth and create a mess. The question is: can you actually do anything about it if it’s not your tree? Here’s how we recommend you go about it.
Can a solution be reached amicably? Of course, the best case scenario is having a talk to come to a conclusion or compromise that leaves everyone happy. Yet, we understand that this is not always the case. So, when talking it out is no longer an option, it’s best to be informed about the do’s and don’ts. Here’s the facts: 
  • It is currently illegal for you or an arborist to go in and remove the tree, however, if there are branches extending onto your property line, you can most likely have them removed without permission. Yet, it is important to note that if you do so, you are liable for any damage to the tree--- not to mention, worsening the relationship with your neighbour. 
  • The better option is to trust the city to handle it: be sure to check the city’s guidelines for what applies to your situation. For instance, in Calgary, although you can’t force a tree removal, if the tree is posing an imminent threat or danger, you can file a complaint with the city and have it addressed. 
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