My neighbor is threatening to sue over branches from trees on my property!

Q: The trees grow on my property and the branches cross the property line and are uncomfortably close to his roof. What does Florida law say about his situation?

 

A: It is likely that this issue will be covered by the Landmark case of Gallo v. Heller which has recently been upheld in 2010 in Scott v. McCarty. The basic rule of these cases is that the tree owner is not liable for nuisance caused by the trees to neighbors, but neighbors can trim any branches and roots back to the property line.