If my neighbors lemon tree have branches that spread over my fence, can I legally pick the lemons for myself?

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  • patty
    Lv 7
    8 months ago
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    yes. I see so many fruit trees that have a tonne of fruit and they just rot away as nobody wants them

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    yes but don't get caught

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  • 8 months ago

    You probably can, but it's a courtesy to ask first, just in case they were planning on using allll those lemons themselves.  And I'd not start trimming the tree, either.  I think folks get a bit touchy to look out and see a neighbor whacking away at their tree without  asking permission. Even if it is on your side.  

    Source(s): Common sense
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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    i mean, i personally would ask your neighbor if it's ok, but hey, sometimes we just take the lemons life gives us!

    • sealamb8 months agoReport

      and make margaritas!

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  • 8 months ago

    I would say yes..........................

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    John 6:38 ¶ For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.

    • Blahblahblah8 months agoReport

      So is that a yes or no? Is this what you define as evangelism? Lpl

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  • 8 months ago

    yes, whatever is on your property is yours. make them cut that side of the lemon tree or you keep whatever is on that side for yourself.

    • Nuff Sed
      Lv 7
      8 months agoReport

      "Whatever is on your property is yours"?  Really? So when a friend visits and parks his Porche in my driveway it becomes MINE?  Good to know.

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  • 8 months ago

    Technically, here at least, the fruit belongs to the owner of the tree.  However, in practice it is generally held that if it's over your side you can take it. Few people would make a petulant song and dance about it.

    We get on with our heighbors.  Some branches of our apple trees overhang their garden and legally they could cut those off (and offer them back to us).  Instead they take the fruit and make cider with it. He offered some to me once - it was horrible.

    • Road warrior
      Lv 4
      8 months agoReport

      Not in UK or US. Common law.

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  • 8 months ago

    If they are on your side of the fence, you own the lemons. You could make your neighbour a nice glass of lemonade.

    • sealamb8 months agoReport

      or a margarita!

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  • Dze
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    yep .. you can trim off anything hanging over your property etc ..

    • Blahblahblah8 months agoReport

      Awesome!! Lemons are expensive

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