I have a tree which is outside my boundary and not under my control - whose responsibility is it?

I have a tree which is outside my boundary and not under my control - whose responsibility is it?

The law is very clear with regard to a tree owner’s ‘duty of care’ and legally, the owner of the land is responsible for trees growing on their land.

You should contact your local Council if there tree is growing on Council owned or managed land.

Local government tree officers are usually responsible for the care and management of trees owned by the council. Including public woodland, country parks, parks and recreational spaces in towns and cities, and at the side of roads.

Local Councils don't hold records of land ownership and they can't advise you on the ownership of trees. You should contact the Land Registry who hold details of land ownership. A charge is made for this service.

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