The Law of Trees, Forests and Hedges provides the only detailed reference source on the large and disparate body of law relating to trees, forests and hedgerows – an uncoordinated mixture of private and public law, common law and statute.
This new, updated edition:
- Explains the general law on trees, dealing with issues such as ownership, boundaries, subsidence claims, hazardous trees, highways, and habitat protection
- Outlines the law relating to commercial forestry, looking at financial considerations, felling licences, the assessment of environmental impact and relevant health and safety issues
- Highlights various mechanisms for protecting important trees and hedges, ancient woodlands and historic landscapes
- Includes sample conditions for use with planning permissions and tree preservation orders
- Extends for the first time to Scotland