If a neighbour's tree overhangs your property you are able to arrange to prune it only if an exemption can be applied within the Armidale or Guyra Development Control Plan (DCP).
The relevant exemption permits pruning of up to 20 percent of the canopy, and branches no larger than 50mm in diameter. If you are using this exemption, it's recommended that you seek advice from a qualified arborist to ensure you are meeting the Australian Standard for 'Pruning Amenity Trees' AS4373-207.
The exemptions contained within Council's DCP do not apply to vegetation in a heritage conservation area or a heritage listed property. For more information about heritage conservation and how that affects vegetation, see the Heritage page in the Development section of our website.