Burlington, NC asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law, Construction Law and Land Use & Zoning for North Carolina

Q: I want to avoid having the trees that separate my yard and my neighbor's yard cut down or removed. Is there a way?

They've been there for well over 50 years now and they provide shade and privacy for our yard. We haven't had any issues until new city folk came in and started disturbing land and removing things around the tree line. I just want to keep the trees.

1 Lawyer Answer
Ben Corcoran
Ben Corcoran
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Yadkinville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: It depends on whose side of the line the trees are on. If the trees are on their property, they can remove them, and there is nothing you can do about it. If the trees are on your property, then they are not allowed to interfere with your property.

If you have any questions about where the line is, you will have to pay a surveyor to come out and survey your line.

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