Privacy Hedge on Property Line
I need confirmation of the law as to responsibility for triming a privacy hedge dividing two back yards.
I bought a house with an existing privacy hedge that runs the length of the yard on one side, approx 40-50 feet. The hedge is on my property, but is planted along the property line with a waste high fence being the final division. From all anecdotal sources I have heard that each property owner is responsible for trimming perimeter growth and that my neighbor is responsible for trimming his side of the privacy hedge. I would just like confirmation that this is the law. I live in Hudson Valley - New York State.
Thanks for any enlightenment you can offer.