Trees can be a source of dispute among neighbors. In most cases, however, the City cannot help resolve these disagreements.
Issues can usually be resolved by having a respectful conversation with one another, voicing concerns, desired outcomes and how each neighbor can best work together. When this strategy is not feasible, either party may choose to seek professional advice.
The following resources may be useful:
- Property boundary lines can be estimated using the online Hennepin County Property Map
- The City's Building Inspections Division can provide a paper copy of the survey associated with your property for free (or a small fee in some cases). Property surveys must be requested at the City Center in person. Contact the Building Inspections Division with questions.
- Fact sheets from the University of Minnesota on Trees and Law addressing hazard trees and limbs on private property, nuisance trees (encroaching branches and tree roots) and others
- International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
- City of Eden Prairie Responsibility for Fallen Trees Policy [PDF]