Now, let’s address a common source of disputes among neighbors – the trees that straddle property lines. Legally, an invisible line extending upward along the property line determines responsibility.

If a tree’s trunk is primarily on your side, you’re typically the one responsible for maintaining it. However, if the tree straddles the boundary, both parties share the responsibility.

This shared responsibility can sometimes result in disagreements, especially when one party wants to remove or drastically prune the tree.

In such cases, it’s essential to understand your rights, communicate effectively with your neighbor, and engage a Charleston tree service that understands the legal and practical implications.