ROADSIDE TREES, DITCHES & HEDGES
Fri, 30 Aug 2019 15:16:00 BST
Galway County Council wishes to give notice that under the terms of the Roads Act, 1993, landowners and occupiers of land are obliged to take all reasonable care to ensure that the trees, ditches, hedges and other vegetation growing on their land are not or could not become a danger to people using or working on a public road. Examples of hazards might be dead or dying trees, ditches or hedges interfering with traffic, blocking footpaths, obscuring road signs or obscuring a view of the road ahead.
You are required to fell, cut, log, trim or remove such trees, ditches and hedges. Adequate signposting should be provided and the Council and Gardai notified before works commence.
Hedgecutting operations, as far as possible, should only be undertaken outside the critical nesting period of 1st March to 31st August.
LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE OR INJURY RESULTING FROM SUCH HAZARDS WILL REST WITH THE LANDOWNER/OCCUPIER