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From what I understand, while you have the access easement there's not much they can do about it. I would have thought that the trees would be their property (the land is their property) - I don't think you would be allowed to plant trees or install anything on the access easement.
(You may even have shared responsibility in the upkeep of the easement for vehicle use - not sure though.)
Unfortunately I think they've got you - it's their trees and they know it appears to be associated with your property and how much it upsets you with what they are doing. I don't think you could claim harassment.
If they were smashing bottles in the easement than the broken glass may represent a hazard to vehicles and you might be able to do something about it but I don't think they would do this since they also have to drive down it.
Some formal advice from a solicitor followed by an appropriate solicitors letter to these people is an approach.
However this will cost you money and may result in you having to go to court to get an order, which will cost you further money. Is there an alternative?
You say you have a large block with a large frontage, can you relocate your access point and save the hassles and expense?
Setting up a new entry may cost you money, but perhaps you could offset this by offering to have the easement extinguished for a fee to cover your expenses with the new entry.
citizen-joe 2017-09-25 15:12:52