About Private Property Tree Disputes
Trees are a source of common dispute among neighbors. In most cases, however, the City of Saint Paul does not have legal authority to adjudicate private property tree disputes between property owners. In many such cases, an issue may be resolved through amicable problem solving by neighbors. When this is not feasible, either party may choose to seek professional advice.
The following are resources that may provide assistance:
- My Minnesota Woods - Minnesota Law and Trees
- The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), http://www.isa-arbor.com/
The Dispute Resolution Center in Saint Paul, a private, non-profit community mediation program founded in 1982 to provide mediation, facilitation, training and referral services, phone number is 651.292.7791 or http://www.disputeresolutioncenter.org/