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Landscape Advice Note: Trees and the Law

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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.

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  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Product Code: 51900

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