We’re fortunate to have wonderful trees in our gardens (yes, I’m a very keen gardener!), however, few of us know what the law requires us to do to ensure our trees do not cause injury or damage.
A recent High Court case spells things out (not for the first time I might add):
If you want to read the case it is Stagecoach South Western Trains Limited v Hind and another. The case involved Mrs Hind, a keen gardener with a working knowledge of trees who was sued by Stagecoach for £325,000 for damage to a train which collided with a branch which had fallen from her ash tree. Fortunately for Mrs Hind, common sense prevailed and she successfully defended the case.