AN angry resident has grabbed her chainsaw to do some so-called yardwork after her neighbor’s tree started encroaching on her lawn.
She shared a video of herself sawing at the tree with the on-screen text: “Doing some yard work today!”
“Cutting branches from my neighbor’s tree that are hanging in my yard,” she said in the caption.
People loved the clip and said she was “amazing” for getting sweet revenge.
She explained in the comments that the yard work came after she said she was furious from mowing her lawn the night before.
Every time she passed near the low-hanging limb, she had to duck her head, until one time she finally hit herself.
“So I’m very mad,” she said.
Trees and neighbors can be a dangerous combination if plants are not properly maintained.
Residents should know that they have the right to saw off any branches that have passed into their property lines, according to FindLaw.
But any changes to the tree should not kill it, and it’s illegal to trespass on their property to trim anything.
“Most trees have a replacement value of thousands of dollars,” the site reads.
“Ornamental or landmark trees can even reach tens of thousands of dollars. Trim carefully.”
Some residents might live near a fruit tree that will grow produce right inside their lawn.
Before picking any fruit for an afternoon snack, residents should check local laws that determine whether it is illegal.
“Court and state laws are even divided on who can eat fallen fruit,” FindLaw reports.
Wherever the tree’s stump is determines who owns it, according to most laws.
So this means even if most of the branches are hanging onto one resident’s property, they technically could belong on the other side of a fence.
For this reason, it’s important to try and make agreements between neighbors as to how the trees should be cared for.
The neighbor row comes as another homeowner who recently refurbished his basement has blamed his neighbor for flooding his home.
And another neighbor built a 250ft fence out of a smelly material after fighting over where their property line was.