Neighbours who disagree about how to deal with a tree that has become dangerous or damaging on one of their adjoining properties, or a hedge on one of their adjoining properties that is obstructing sunlight, may apply to the NSW Land and Environment Court for orders. These type of applications to the Court are allowed by the
Trees (Disputes Between Neighbours) Act 2006 (the Trees Act).
The Trees Act sets out a process to enable people to deal with disputes like these in a simple, inexpensive and accessible way. It also sets out:
Tree disputes can be brought to the Court when:
Hedge disputes can be brought to the Court when:
Trees Act Information Sheet - Understanding the law
Annotated Trees Act