Tree Trouble – Part II, Self-Help

In part one of our three-part series on Tree Trouble, my colleague David Silver wrote about Timber Trespass. In this post, I’m going to discuss self-help. Self-help is the legal term that describes “taking the law into your own hands”—literally. In this context, it would include a property owner getting out their pruning shears or shovel and cutting or trimming parts of a neighbor’s tree that infringe upon his or her property. You may be surprised to hear that in Washington, such conduct has been endorsed by the courts.   Read the article………….


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