Trees that cross boundary lines between neighbors can cause a lot of confusion as to who owns the tree and whose responsibility it is to maintain. Below you will find references to areas of Texas law related to trees. If you find these statutes difficult to understand, please see the Understanding the Law resources below for a "plain English" explanation of these laws.
Trees are often regulated by Texas municipalities. Be sure to also check your local code of ordinances for additional laws on trees. See our Municipal Laws and Ordinances page for assistance locating your local laws.