About this survey

The Commission’s current community law reform project looks at how people resolve disputes about trees on private land which cause damage or injury. The central question is: ‘How can the process for resolving tree disputes be made simpler and fairer?’.

The project is limited to disputes over trees that cause damage or injury, and will not include trees on public land (eg parks or nature strips), or rights to sunlight or views.

For the purposes of this project, ‘trees’ should be interpreted broadly, to include shrubs, vines and creepers.

A copy of the consultation paper is available to read or download on our website: www.lawreform.vic.gov.au

* 1. Have you been involved in a tree dispute with a neighbour?

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