Trees and hedges are subject to laws which protect them and make people responsible for any damage or injuries caused by them. P lease click here for our Background note on trees.
Questions with which we can help include:
[icon name = “search”] What constitutes a “tree” for the purposes of a Tree Preservation Order (or “TPO”)?
[icon name = “search”] If someone is injured by a falling tree or branch, can they claim compensation from the landowner?
[icon name = “search”] Are there special rules for trees in conservation areas?
[icon name = “search”] Can someone complain if trees on neighbouring and are blocking out light?
[icon name = “search”] Does the law allow people to cut back overhanging branches (and roots which run under the boundary)?
[icon name = “search”] What does the law say about trees growing on or close to public roads and paths?
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