Need Help With Trees Growing on Property Line

Hope you can all help...
My neighbor has approx 10 trees growing either on or butting up against our common property line. They're NOT small. I have no trees on my property. I ahve to put up with maples and those horrible trees that drop blackberries. ALso, since the "air space over my property is clear, guess which way all of his trees grow? I have already approached him once about cutting down his trees, but he says he likes the shade. Odd since he's rarely in his back yard - there's no where to go since it's completely overgrown!
Does anyone have any suggestions? I've already hired a tree cutting service to take out all the branches overhanging my yard. And what if a tree trunk curves over my property line and back into his? The mess in my yard is really bad. Thanks!
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This is more of a legal issue. Your local City Ordnance should be referred to.
(`._. rr ._.)
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On 30 May 2004 09:00:53 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (MnGddess) wrote:

Here's a story i heard from a friend. Supposedly it's true.
Someone had roughly the same situation as you do. They found out a local bylaw stated that he could cut down anything that penetrated the propertly line into his airspace. He hacked off branches, cut roots, and even cut part of a trunk off. Other neighbour mad as hell. Tree sickened. Other neighbour find out that the bylaw also states that you cannot do anything on your property with the intent of harming something on the other person's property. He accuses the guy of purposefully trying to kill his tree by cutting the roots. Legal battle ensues.
Long story short, find out the exactly laws/bylaws in your area before doing anything.
But also remember that most likely you two are never going to be friendly neighbours after this. Either the trees stay and you are upset. Or they get trimmed/cut down and he's upset. There is no win/win solution.
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There's always a win-win situation.
Maybe he fins your yard, your lawn, , your parties, your pretty wife's sunbathing, etc. objectional and is too polite to say so. Maybe he really wants a fence, and can't afford one. If you would like one, maybe you could suggest that you intend to put up a fence, but you need his help as some of his trees are in the way. Enlist his help in designing the fence so that he can't claim a problem with it later.
The other solution is to adjust your own attitude. What's your problem with maples? They're a fact of nature, just like dandelions. Can you sue a neighbour down the block for not killing his dandelions?
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