Removing Trees on Property Lines: How Much Say Does Your Neighbour Have?

Much of the conflict in neighbour disputes over trees at the edge of one property involves branches and roots from a tree on one plot of land encroaching on a neighbouring property and causing problems. Stories abound about angry neighbours cutting branches that are hanging over their landscaping and attracting pests to rotting fruit, for example. An issue that doesn't get a lot of attention is what happens when the neighbour whose property the tree is on removes the tree to the annoyance of the owner of the adjacent property.