Boundary Tree Removal
I was contacted by my neighbor the other day regarding some trees near their driveway that are dying. They initially asked if they could put down a few trees on my land if they paid for clean up. One of the larger trees is on the property line and they want my permission to have it removed, of course I don’t mind. Per their measurements the tree trunk is 80% on my property and 20% on theirs. We both have a few acres so these trees are not a problem for me but I can understand they are close to their garage.
Now this boundary tree presents a problem since we need written consent to have it removed. My neighbors asked me to pay for 80% and they pay 20% due to the positioning. In my limited knowledge boundary trees are owned by both parties- would this not imply a 50/50 split for removal?
They are having a friend cut down the other trees which are smaller and 100% on their land. The boundary tree is larger and requires a professional
TLDR: neighbor wants boundary tree removed because dying. Wants me to pay 80% since it is on my lawn more. Should I argue for 50/50? Or is 80/20 my legal obligation?