Answered on Nov 12th, 2017 at 2:34 PM
Unless you can prove that your neighbor planted the trees to intentionally invade your property, or the trees are in danger of falling down because they're diseased, you can't force her to remove them. You can cut any branches, limbs or roots from your neighbor's tree that grow on, in or overhang your property, at your own expense- period. If in the course of your renovation you feel the temptation to "accidentally" damage the trees to the point they must be cut down, by invading your neighbor's property, don't do it. The law provides for triple damages against a person who unlawfully removes a tree by entering the property of another person, and the burden is on the person who removed the tree to prove they were authorized to do so.