My question involves personal property located in the State of: WA
I have a mature filbert tree in my backyard. My neighbor next door also has a mature filbert tree in her yard and both trees are separated by a common fence but 3/4 of her tree branches hang into our yard. I have been concerned with the past year's violent wind storms. I told her that I would be looking into having our trees trimmed and mentioned that I would also like her to trim her tree as some of the tree's branches from her yard are hanging over our roof.
she then got extremely defensive and told me to look into the laws before I had a tree trimming service give me a quote to trim my trees and her tree. She would also be looking into getting a lawyer over this.
I feel that if 3/4 of her tree is in my yard and hanging over my roof and don't feel safe during wind storms then I have a right to do what I need to do to keep my family safe.
Please help. Thank you.