Tree Roots and Root Systems
Includes advice and information regarding root development and root distribution, direct and indirect damage that may be caused by roots and conditional rights that are given to neighbours to abate a nuisance.
- Branches, Roots, Leaves, Fruit and Flowers that Cross Property BoundariesThere is no requirement in law per se to prevent a tree or part of a tree crossing over a property boundary, however, conditional rights are given to neighbours to prevent or abate a nuisance.
- Tree Root Damage and BuildingsThere are two types of damage which trees may cause to property, namely direct and indirect.
- Tree Root SystemsTree roots extend radially in every direction to a distance equal to at least the height of the tree (assuming no physical barriers) and grow predominantly near the soil surface.