People in urban areas may have disputes about trees or hedges on their neighbour’s land. The
Trees (Disputes Between Neighbours) Act 2006 provides a process for resolving disputes between neighbours about trees and hedges. A person who wishes to have a tree or hedge on the neighbour’s land pruned or removed, or who wishes to obtain compensation for damage to their property caused by a tree on a neighbour's land, may apply to the Land and Environment Court to obtain these orders. The application is allocated to
Class 2 of the Court’s jurisdiction.
Find out more about how the Court deals with tree and hedge disputes in
Class 2: tree disputes and local government appeals. Follow the links to find out how tree and hedge disputes are
started, dealt with by the Court and finalised.
In NSW, there are a number of places where you can get specialised legal advice on the sorts of legal problems heard by the Land and Environment Court. Find out
where to get legal advice and information.
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Need to find out how to make an application for orders in a tree or hedge dispute? Go to
Class 2: tree disputes and local government appeals.