A FALLEN TREE
- IF THE TREE HAS FALLEN ITSELF
Chapter V of the MPTA:
Restriction on Felling of Trees and Liability for Planting and
Reservations of Trees.
(1) What if a tree has fallen due to natural forces?
If a tree falls on a property due to natural causes (rain, fire, lightening, wind), the Tree Officer, on the basis of an inquiry and after giving reasonable opportunity to the owner/occupier of that property, may then by an order require the owner/occupier to
replace the fallen tree of the same or similar species on the same or another suitable site.
(2) What is the Time limit of such order issued by the Tree Authority. Any order received by the owner/occupier should be complied with, within 90 days of the receipt of the order.