SECTION 1. Chapter 242 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding after Section 7B the following new section:-
Section 7C. Any tree located on a homeowners property, with said tree’s base or height located within falling distance of the immediate abutter’s property line, the abutting neighbor may require that the tree’s owner remove said tree or abutting branches of said tree.
Such trees may only be removed provided that the request comes from the abutting neighbor whose property or personal wellbeing are in immediate or future danger from the fall of the tree after the examination and determination of a licensed arborist that the tree is likely to be in danger of falling. The objecting abutter must notify the tree owner of the their request to remove said tree and the owner must comply after the determination of the licensed arborist and shall be held responsible for 100 per cent of the tree removal costs.
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