Arboriculture and the Law

  • It is generally considered a property owner’s responsibility to ensure that a tree or trees on the property do not pose a risk to other people or property
  • A person or organization whose activities may affect the condition of the tree is assumed responsible for the effects of thee activities.
  • Most cases involving trees fall under the law of Torts rather than criminal law.
  • Liability or legal responsibility determines who pays and how much.
  • Factors in Plant Appraisal – species, size, location, and tree conditions are all factors.
  • If there is any questions please feel free to ask I have just scratched the surface on this topic that is very complicated and important.