Do you pick fruits from your neighbor's tree?

@r3jcorp (1384)
Philippines
February 22, 2011 9:32pm CST
My neighbor has a mango tree which branches with fruits could be picked up in our yard. The law said we have the right to harvest the fruits but sometimes we are hesitant to do so. Do you pick fruits from your neighbor's tree if it is stepping in your boundaries.
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@joygracia (1328)
• Philippines
23 Feb 11
I dont have time actually to pick someone elses fruit trees but my neighbors do in our rooftop and its really bothersome because they wont ask us they could get some and its really disturbing with all that noise in our roof. We did reprimand them with that but they are really hard headed and really a big pain. Thats one of my frustration in our place. huhu ;(
@r3jcorp (1384)
• Philippines
23 Feb 11
I know how you feels, I got angry at some point when the people renting on the other side of my fence climb the tree then got off on my outdoor roof without asking.
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
23 Feb 11
Have you asked your neighbor if you can pick them? Perhaps they would let you. Do they pick any from their side? I don't know how much fruit grows on a mango tree, but I don't think that it would hurt for you to pick a few. Especially if they don't pick any from it. Now if they harvest it regularly then they might mind if you pick it...but if they don't come over and pick the mangoes from your side, they would just go to waste anyway right? It couldn't hurt to ask.
@r3jcorp (1384)
• Philippines
23 Feb 11
I haven't taught of asking, maybe because the real owner to the tree lives in a different house, people living there are only renting.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
26 Feb 11
Hi r3jcorp, it's true that according law of the land, we have the right to pluck our neighbor's fruits hanging on the branches growing over our fence. My neighbor asks us to pick them but we don't for the rambutan harvested from our own trees are more juicy and delicious. It's annoyed that we have to sweep the fallen leaves every now and situation would become worse during fallen leaves season that would usually happen twice a year. might be our neighbor realizes that this would give us trouble and agree us to cut down the branches in our yard. They don't do it themselves for they feel reluctant to get rid of the mess As the sake of good will we always let them know before we cut the branch. We also get rid of the branches of our fruit trees before they grow over our neighbor's yard. To make the trim work easier we usually do this before they grow into big branches. Happy posting
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
24 Feb 11
No, I don't think I would without first letting my kneighbor know and get his/her permission. Though the branch may be in my compound, the rot of the branch is in the neighbor's compound. So, they are the owners, right ?
@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
23 Feb 11
Well, my neighbors don't have any fruits or vegetables or even flowers that we're tempted to pick. So I can't exactly speak from experience here! What I will say though is if I did have a neighbor with a fruit tree I wanted to pick from I would definitely talk to them first. If they're ok with it, then go for it. If not, I probably wouldn't do it. That's just me though! :-)
@JohnMach (556)
• Philippines
23 Feb 11
I used to do that when I was little. I had friends that went with me whenever I picked fruits and stuff out off my neighbor's tree. It's ok with her anyway.
@HADDOWZ (1481)
23 Feb 11
Hello, I would first ask my neighbour if it would be alright to eep the fruit that has fallen into your yard/garden. I certainly wouyld not go climbing to pick the fruit as I would seed this as stealing. I'm sure your neighbour would agree to let you keep the fallen fruit. As he has no right to enter your land to retrieve the fruit. It's all about living together and being good neighbours really. Just my thoughts on the matter, the actual law may have different views. Have a fruitful day !
@veronizm (909)
• Philippines
23 Feb 11
I think the best way to deal with this is to ask permission from your neighbor. I mean, it wouldn't hurt to inform them that you'd like to ask some from their crop. For me it's quite important that you ask permission because who knows they might be planning to sell some or something. I know the law permits you to harvest the fruits but asking permission is like an act of good will to them.
• United States
23 Feb 11
Florida state law let's my neighbor get any oranges hanging over the fence, in return I get to harvest any grapefruit hanging over from his tree. We verbally agreed on this, I think just picking them without consent is just rude, even if it is legal In the state. A common courtesy thing