Sample Complaint Letter To Neighbor About Tree

Below is a sample of a tree-removal complaint letter to a neighbor. Even if the writer is angry with then neighbor, the letter should have a polite and courteous tone. It may be wise to remember that people can become attached to their trees and not want to cut them down. 

It is a formal request and will get the best results if the tone is professional. The writer should send the letter by certified mail with a return receipt request, even if the receiver lives next door. The sender should keep copies of all communication about the removal.

Sample Complaint Letter to Neighbor about tree

Name of Person Making the Complaint
Address of Person
City, State, Zip Code


Name of Receiver
Address of Receiver
City, State, Zip Code

RE: Tree Complaint

Dear Name of Receiver:

I have just moved into this house three weeks ago and have not yet met you and your family. I made several attempts to find you at home without success. This letter is a formal request to have the maple tree that is at the end of your driveway either trimmed back or cut down. 

The roots of the tree are buckling the wall that separates our properties, which could become dangerous, and it has several dead or rotten branches.

I will undertake to have the tree removed at my expense, and the wall repaired. If the tree can be sold for wood, any profit will be handed over to you. 

I appreciate your consideration in this matter, and am looking forward to coming to a satisfactory compromise for both of us. I can be reached at Phone Number or Email Address, but I hope to meet you in person soon.


Sender’s Signature
Sender’s Name Printed