Owners or occupiers of land are legally entitled to use or occupy their land for any purpose for which in the ordinary and natural course of the enjoyment of land it may be used or occupied, and are not responsible for damage sustained by the property of others through natural agencies operating as a consequence of such ordinary and natural user or occupation1. However, where the roots, branches or leaves of trees or shrubs2 encroach upon the land of an adjoining owner and there cause damage to either his property or his cattle, an action for nuisance will lie
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