Pruning tree branches
You can trim branches or roots that cross into your property up to the property boundary. Check with your council to see if the tree is protected before you cut it back.
Dealing with problem trees
You and your neighbours are responsible for making sure that trees and other large plants don’t cause problems for anyone else.
You can cut back most trees that come onto your property from your neighbours'. You can also get an order from the District Court to remove a tree that's dangerous.
Talk to your neighbour before cutting any branches. Check with your council to see if the tree is protected.
If a tree on council owned or public land is causing problems you need to contact your local council.