If a tree crosses a property boundary in the state of Texas, whose responsibility is it: your clients or their neighbors?

The Texas State Law Library offers a collection of online resources, including the relevant statutes of the Texas Local Government Code and guides from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and legal publisher Nolo. You can branch out with e-books on neighbor issues that can be borrowed from the law library with a library account. The resources also include legal articles, such as what happens if a client’s tree falls on a neighbor’s garage.

Remember not to give legal advice. The best way to help clients with legal issues is to refer them to legal counsel or other legal resources.

Visit guides.sll.texas.gov/neighbor-law/trees to learn more.