NORTH Tipperary County Council has issued a reminder to landowners and occupiers that they are obliged by law to ensure that trees, ditches, hedges and other vegetation growing on their land do not pose a threat to people on a public road.
Liability for damage or injury resulting from such hazards rests with the landowner / occupier.
Landowners and occupiers are are required to fell, cut, log, trim or remove any dead or dying trees, and to maintain ditches and hedges.
They are also obliged to inform the council and the Gardai when such work is being carried and to make sure proper safeguards are in place.
However, under the Wildlife Act, 1976 as amended by the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000, it is an offence to destroy vegetation growing in a hedge or ditch between March 1 and August 31.