Nuisance Trees: Encroaching Branches & Tree Roots

Tensions mount when a boundary tree becomes a nuisance to a neighbor on one side of the boundary and not the other. The best advice is to try to work out the problem in a neighborly way, instead of taking your case to court. This fact sheet answers some of the most common legal questions about trees that have become a nuisance, based on the law in Minnesota. Watch for “Tips” as you read.


The information included in these FAQs is intended to be educational, not legal advice. If you have a legal problem and require legal advice, please consult a lawyer.