Question:

I have a tree that the branches are overhanging someone else’s property they constantly want me to cut the branches do I have to cut the branches if it doesn’t disturb or to damage

Answer:

It is hard to understand why they want you to cut them down if it doesn’t ‘disturb them? In any case halachically you don’t have to pay for cutting down the branches, the reason being that you are only liable for damage that is considered “giri dilei”, your energy. Here you didn’t do any action, rather it is the natural growth of the tree that is causing the damage. I would however be a good idea to work it out with the neighbor, for the sake of keeping the peace.

Sources:

CH:M siman 155 seif 26

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