A resource for folks living in or moving to Los Gatos, by Mary Pope-Handy

Trees Near the Property Line:Who Pays to Trim in California?

October 01, 2007

If you live in Los Gatos, or anywhere along the Santa Cruz Mountains like Almaden, Saratoga or Los Altos, you probably live with trees very near your home, as the San Jose area values its “urban forest”. And often enough, those trees arch over fences and property lines.

Majestic Oak Tree at the University of California at Santa CruzEver wonder how tree ownership works in regard to property lines? Well, last week I found out. I had a tree and property line question here in Silicon Valley so called the California Association of Realtors legal hotline and spoke to an attorney about it. (The lawyer referenced case law and sent me info on it: Miller and Starr

Mary Pope-Handy

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Sereno Group Real Estate
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Los Gatos, CA 95030
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