After this latest snowstorm in Boston, I had to drag some fallen limbs into my compost pit. I thought this would be a good time to post on Massachusetts law on trimming your neighbor's trees.A neighbor may remove branches extending over a shared property line onto his or her own property. See, e.g., Levine v. Black, 312 Mass. 242 (1942); Michalson v. Nutting, 275 Mass. 232 at 233-234 (1931). Also, the neighbor has no liability for roots growing into your yard and causing damage. The ability to cut back limbs and roots is limited by Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 87, § 11 that provides: "Whoever wilfully, maliciously or wantonly cuts, destroys or injures a tree, shrub or growth which is not his own, standing for any useful purpose, shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than six months or by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars...continue to full post
Chopping down trees that are monuments This story of trees carved by GIs during World War II being cut down is heart-breaking. I'm sorry to see trees--especially ones that are monuments--cut down. Alfred Brophy
It's come to this: Stealing trees From Chillicothe (MO) Police: Chillicothe Police investigated the theft of some expensive trees that had been stolen from a local hardware store, the trees were found planted in the yard of the suspect...
Red trees. Not my red bud trees (mentioned in the previous post). Just some very red flowering trees I saw at the UW Arboretum on Sunday. Sorry I didn't read the label.
The trees that resist the touch of springtime. You've got to respect them.They have ways of their own.They aren't going to prettify themselves just because you think it's the time of year to primp.There are some old, old attitudes that need to be what they are.