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To cut off overhanging branches on a neighbour's conifer tree

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To cut off overhanging branches on a neighbour's conifer tree can we, without asking the neighbour's permission:
a) lean a ladder against the trunk of the tree from our side of the boundary?
b) climb into the tree from our side of the boundary?
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I assume the tree is on the other side. Technically leaning or climbing on it that is a trespass so if you are going to do this, it needs to be when the neighbour wont see or catch you. However if he is out then you can do it without him realising.
You are entitled to cut off anything that overhangs the boundary as long as it does not kill the tree, but remember you must offer back the cuttings.
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