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Disputes Over Boundary Trees: Who Owns That Tree?

By: Heather Picken
Article | Dec 1, 2014

The saying that “good fences make good neighbours” may not extend to trees after a recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision. A tree that grows on a property boundary (a “boundary tree”) is now considered the property of both neighbours, even if only one of the neighbours originally purchased it and planted it.

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