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What can be done about poison ivy growing into my yard from my neighbor's yard?

Poison ivy is a naturally occurring growth and is not regulated by our Township ordinances.  Therefore, township officials are not able to take actions to require residents to remove and prevent  its future growth on properties.  However, residents do have a right to cut back any growths that are invading their property (i.e. trees/shrubs that overhang onto a  neighbor's property. They may not cross the property line onto a neighboring property to do so.  Since this involves private properties, the property owner is responsible.

Updated 8/13/2015 1:59 PM
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