Can my neighbour do this?
This morning, as we were standing under our 60 yr-old maple tree out front, looking at a couple of dead branches which needed to be removed, my neighbour (who knows nothing about gardening, hates flowers, lawmowers, trees, and particularly shade, as all she does all day is lie out in the sun and bake)comes over and tells us that since she's adding a deck to the front of her house, SHE will be cutting some of the branches of our glorious maple because they arc out over her driveway, supposedly soiling her car(which is never parked under them!), and causing too much shade on her soon-to-be front deck (the maple provides shade about 4 hours a day, from 2 to 6 p.m., on only a third of her house)
Can she do this??? She'd like to cut away (as in 'in a straight line') all branches overhanging her driveway.