There is a large tree in the rear of my property. In an attempt to prevent us from building a rear addition to our house, the neighbors have refused consent to remove a tree that straddles the property line. The diameter of the tree is about 24 inches, and the trunk appears to project about 1 inch over the property line based on a recent survey. What damages could the neighbor collect if I remove the tree without consent? Can I remove the portion on my property and leave their 1 inch of trunk? The tree is considered a nuisance species and is not covered under the Endangered Tree Act.