Landscape Advice Note: Trees and the Law
By Alan Cathersides
There are many definitions of what a tree is. For example the dictionary definition states ’any large woody perennial plant with a distinct trunk giving rise to branches or leaves at some distance from the ground’. However, for the purposes of the Town and Country Planning Act a ‘tree’, is held by the High Court as anything which ordinarily one would call a tree.
This Landscape Advice Note provides an overview of the statutory protection measures associated with trees.
- Series: Guidance
- Publication Status: Completed
- Product Code: 51900
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