Handbook of Florida Fence and Property Law: Trees and Landowner Responsibility
Man in a safety vest observing a tree in an urban landscape


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Hill, Christopher A., Michael T. Olexa, and Jeffery W. Van Treese II. (2014) 2022. “Handbook of Florida Fence and Property Law: Trees and Landowner Responsibility: FE962/FE962, 9/2022”. EDIS 2022 (5). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-fe962-2014.


This fact sheet provides answers to these questions: What is the rule for the removal of a healthy tree on a boundary line? What is the liability for over-hanging branches and encroaching roots? And which landowner is responsible for dead or live trees falling on adjoining property?

This information is included in the Handbook of Florida Fence and Property Law, Circular 1242. Of interest to farmers and farmland owners in particular, this handbook is designed to inform property owners of their rights and responsibilities in terms of their duty to fence. Discussed areas include a property owner’s responsibility to fence when livestock is kept on the property, the rights of adjoining landowners to fence, the placement of fences, encroachments, boundary lines, easements, contracts, nuisances, and a landowner’s responsibilities towards persons who enter his property.

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