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When Is A Wood A Wood

05 October 2009 Adam Owen

Quite often a legal case hangs on a technicality.  For centuries people have been asking, what is a tree? what constitutes a wood?  Is a single tree in a woodland important?

 Case law defines these technicalities and recently a case between a developer and a local authority hinged on the developers arguing that a woodland TPO was not correct as the trees growing on a disused wharf could not constitute a true woodland.

Click here to read the full case.