Part of the manual includes information on removal but excludes.
Any party found to have intentionally cut or knowingly caused to be cut any standing timber or tree, other than a tree or woody plant referenced in the Illinois Exotic Weed Act, on protected land, which he or she did not have the legal right to so cut or cause to be cut, must pay 3 times stumpage value plus remediation costs to the party that owns an interest in the land, including but not limited to holding a conservation right to the land.
Illinois tree-trimming laws are designed to protect tree owners and those who are bothered by their neighbor's trees, especially when the branches begin to encroach on their property.
Near the Maine shoreland though, trees must be four inches or more in diameter and four and a half feet above ground before they can be removed.
Laws were passed in that alter the ways in which contractors can trim trees, while other laws that have existed for years continue to protect against unlawful tree trimming. House Bill is legislation that reworks existing Illinois law to better protect the rights of citizens by requiring concise, nationally accepted, professional arboriculture standards for utility tree trimming. HB can be viewed on the Internet at the Illinois Legislation.
The 5 inches of the trunk that crossed the border at ground level was enough to give that side veto power over the other owner who wanted the tree to go.
To remove trees between 50 and feet of the shoreland, they have to follow the unaltered state requirements.
So, jointly owning a tree means removal must be a joint project. Slicing off the part that crosses the property line isn’t allowed, either, if that would harm the tree/5.
Dec 01, Trees on Your Property Line: Illinois case law states that if any part of a tree trunk crosses the property line, it's a jointly owned tree. A neighbor can stop the other from removing the tree. Damage Caused by Your Trees: You have a duty to take reasonable steps to prevent your tree from harming your neighbors. Spite Fences in IllinoisEstimated Reading Time: 5 mins.