My neighbor’s tree is growing over my property line, can I cut it?

Yes you can. You are within your right as the property owner to remove any portion of the tree that grows over the property line. However, this is not always what is best for the tree. We encourage you to work with your neighbor to come to a solution that is acceptable to you and your neighbor while keeping in mind what is best for the health of the tree. Please weigh this option carefully; as you could be held liable if the work you do prompts the failure of the tree.

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1. Do I need a permit to remove a tree on my property?
2. Do I need a permit to plant a tree on my property?
3. My neighbor’s tree is growing over my property line, can I cut it?
4. Who is responsible for the maintenance of my street tree?
5. I am concerned about a tree located within a critical area or buffer zone. What should I do?
6. Does the City have an urban forest ordinance or an ordinance protecting trees?
7. Is the practice of “windowing” or “skirting up ” trees allowable in the City of Washougal?
8. How do I find a certified arborist or tree care professional?
9. What is tree topping?
10. Where can I go for more information?