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Overhanging Branches Posted on Sep 2

Overhanging Branches

“Massachusetts law recognizes a right of self-help by which a property owner can cut the limbs or branches of a tree that invade his property as long as such cutting is done at the property line. ‘A neighbor has the right to remove so much of the tree   …Continue Reading Overhanging Branches

Tree cutting statute further defined Posted on Jan 22

In a recent Appeals Court unreported decision, Joseph v. Nathanson, the appeals court has given us a broader definition of “destroyed” or cutting down. The statute is Mass. General Law chapter 242 sec. 7, which reads : “A person who without license willfully cuts down,   …Continue Reading Tree cutting statute further defined