Q. Are there any conservation groups that can help to protect an old tree from being cut back?

I have a very large and probably very old tree on my patio. Recently someone bought the vacant lot next to me and demanding we cut the tree back. However in order to due that would cut the larger of the 2 main branches. I don't want to do this. Are there any conservation groups that can help?
I truly fear cutting the tree back will kill it.

Answer

You are being asked to prune an old tree that extends over your neighbors property and am seeking help in dealing with pruning an old tree.

In addition to concern over the health of the tree, there are legal issues in pruning the tree, i.e., your rights, the neighbors rights, etc. The best assistance that you can get would be from a certified arborist. You can locate one on the ISA web site; http://www.isa-arbor.com/findanarborist/. You can locate one by enterring your zip code.

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  • Last Updated Jan 08, 2019
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  • Answered By Aska Gardener

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