As part of our Community Law Reform Program, the Commission inquired into neighbourhood tree disputes. Specifically, we examined the laws governing disputes between neighbours of private land involving trees that cause damage. All current practices in tree dispute resolution came under our review, which also considered whether laws should be changed to provide better, fairer ways of resolving such disputes. (Note that we did not consider disputes about trees on public land or disputes about trees that block sunlight and views.)
The Commission published this consultation paper in December 2017.