Tree Inspection & Maintenance of Highway Trees. Al Smith Corporate Services Manager L.B.Camden. Responsibility & Legislation. Duty of Care Highways Act 1980
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Al SmithCorporate Services ManagerL.B.Camden
General responsibility to maintain the highway in a safe condition Section 154 – Issue a ‘notice’ to cut back vegetation overhanging the highway &
Remove part or all of a tree that is likely to cause danger by falling onto the highway
– Confirm Arboriculture
- Annual, Biennial, three to five years
Sufficient resources in place for a responsible and defendable system:- Adequate number of officers- Auditable management system- Adequate budget for tree Maintenance- Suitable monitoring system