1. Welcome to Religious Forums, a friendly forum to discuss all religions in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Our modern chat room. No add-ons or extensions required, just login and start chatting!
    • Access to private conversations with other members.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

There are boundaries!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mock Turtle, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. Mock Turtle

    Mock Turtle Compassion, understanding, and tolerance.
    Premium Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    Often the quickest path from ignorance to arrogance and/or condescension
    Not sure what it is like in other countries, but here in the UK we seem to have a few anomalous laws - like in this article - being responsible for offering back that which intrudes into our property (2. Keeping branches - and 3.)! I'd be inclined to charge them for my labour whilst trimming their problem - which is often planted too close to the boundary anyway. As for fallen fruit - what one doesn't see … :oops:

    Eight ways you could be breaking the law in your own garden without realising it

    How about your laws - justifiable or not?
  2. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
    Premium Member

    Mar 3, 2017
    There gave been several court cases in france where brit ex pats have cut back overhanging branches.

    Here you must get the owners permission or present them with a court order. Otherwise it is the owner who must do the pruning. Most are quite ameenable if you call round with a nice bottle of red wine and ask them nicely.

    Reason being, destruction of anothers property.

    As for fallen fruit, any that falls on public land, roadsides etc is available to anyone. If it falls on your land you may collect it, but do not reach over the boundary to collect a juicy apple.

    Although you can collect fallen fruit from your land you cannot pick it from over hanging branches.

    I truth french property law is a nightmare for which Napoleon is to blame*.

    Also driving rules, 'priorité à droite' has seen many visitors to france in court with a huge compensation bill and a written off car
    • Informative Informative x 2
  3. PureX

    PureX Veteran Member

    Feb 12, 2006
    Philosophical Taoist/Christian
    Here in the U.S. we don't have gardens. We have "lawns" that we often paint green.
    • Funny Funny x 1