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TREE. A woody plant, which in respect of thickness and height grows greater than any other plant.
     2. Trees are part of the real estate while growing, and before they are severed from the freehold; but as soon as they are cut down, they are personal property.
     3. Some trees are timber trees, while others do not bear that denomination. Vide Timber, and 2 Bl. Com. 281.
     4. Trees belong to the owner of the land where they grow, but if the roots go out of one man's land into that of another, or the branches spread over the adjoining estates, such roots or branches may be cut off by the owner of the land into which they thus grow. Rolle's R. 394; 3 Bulst. 198; Vin. Ab. Trees, E; and tit. Nuisance, W 2, pl. 3; 8 Com. Dig. 983; 2 Com. Dig. 274; 10 Vin. Ab. 142; 20 Viii. Ab. 415; 22 Vin. Ab. 583; 1 Supp. to Ves. jr. 138; 2 Supp. to Ves. jr. 162, 448; 6 Ves. 109.
     5. When the roots grow into the adjoining land, the owner of such land may lawfully claim a right to hold the tree in common with the owner of the land where it was planted; but if the branches only overshadow the adjoining land, and the root does not enter it, the tree wholly belongs owner of the estate where the roots grow. 1 Swift's Dig. 104; 1 Hill. Ab. 6; 1 Ld. Raym. 737. Vide 13 Pick. R. 44; 1 Pick., R. 224; 4 Mass. R. 266; 6 N. H. Rep. 430; 3 Day, 476; 11 Co. 50; Rob. 316; 2 Rolle, It. 141 Moo. & Mal. 112; 11 Conn. R. 177; 7 Conn. 125; 8 East, R. 394; 5 B. & Ald. 600; 1 Chit. Gen. Pr. 625; 2 Phil. Ev. 138; Gale & Wheat. on Easem. 210; Code Civ. art. 671; Pardes. Tr. des Servitudes, 297; Bro. Ab. Demand, 20; Dall. Dict. mot Servitudes, art. 3 Sec. 8; 2 P. Wms. 606; Moor, 812; Hob. 219; Plowd. 470; 5 B. & C. 897; S. C. 8 D. & R. 651. When the tree grows directly on the boundary line, so that the line passes through it, it is the property of both owners, whether it be marked as a boundary or not. 12 N. H. Rep. 454.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The sources told this Correspondent here Tuesday that the tree-plantation campaign has simultaneously been launched by all the government functionaries including the AJK Forest Department: besides the world-fame NGOs including the Muslim Hands International, for which all necessary arrangements for distribution of saplings through the stipulated fixed points across AJK have been made.
Jhelum Deputy Commissioner Anwar Jappa along with Additional DC, Syed Nazarzat kicked off the campaign by planting a sapling and later distributed saplings amongst citizens.
'We can't escape by planting trees and saplings but their nourishment and good care also comes in our responsibilities.'
DubaiDubai Gurudwara has created a Guinness World Record for the largest distribution of saplings, when the Image Credit: Staff Report
During spring season, 80,000 saplings have been planted on government owned land.
scion cutting mechanism for the poplar sapling studies, which provided a successful rate of 96.5% [13].
In many cases, a sapling found clipped or dead at the end of one season may be missing in subsequent years, but healthy saplings also disappeared between measurements.
Service officials of the civic body had named four saplings of Argentina ( genus of a plant from the rose family) at the Nehru Park in Chanakyapuri after top bureaucrats.
More recent work, however, has located some postdodo saplings.
The provincial government has planned to plant one million saplings during the campaign and 100,000 saplings have already been planted.
RAWALPINDI: The Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) Rawalpindi on Monday planted saplings at Commissioner Camp Office, Gymkhana Club, Sir Syed Government Boys High School, Bani Police Station and Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI).
The Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) has made arrangements for planting 15,000 saplings in a single day.