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Join the Australian Garden History Society (Sydney Branch) for garden history talk on Trees and Neighbours: Managing Disputes, with arborist Judy Fakes.

Trees on neighbouring properties are one of the four most common reasons for disputes arising between neighbours. In late 2006, the NSW government introduced the Trees (Disputes Between Neighbours) Act, 2006 as a means of providing a relatively inexpensive and quick process by which these disputes could be resolved.

This illustrated presentation provides an insight into: the underpinning principles behind and within the Trees Act; the people who apply, where they live, their reasons for doing so; how to make an application; what happens during a hearing and the type of orders that may be made. Judy draws on the more than 450 tree matters she has heard and determined as both a full-time Commissioner and as an Acting Commissioner in the NSW Land & Environment Court. Her last judgement, made this year completes close to ten years of arbitration.

When: Wednesday 15 February 2017, 7:00-8:30pm.
Where: Annie Wyatt Room, National Trust Centre, Observatory Hill NSW
Cost: AGHS Members $20, Guests $30, Students $5. Includes light refreshments.
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