Boundary Tree Law and Legal Definition

Boundary tree is a tree whose trunk, roots or branches encroach on the property or air space of an adjoining owner. Boundary tree is also known as a border tree. The ownership of a tree on a boundary is a question of fact in each case but such a tree will, in the first instance, belong to the owner of the land on which it was planted. Where ownership is disputed, the topping and lopping of a tree is evidence of acts of ownership.