We're asking everyone to cut back any hedges or trees on their property that could be putting pedestrians and road users at risk after an increasing number of reports of pavements being obstructed and road signs obscured by overgrown trees and bushes.
While we're responsible for making sure trees and hedges don’t obstruct the highway or damage property, landowners and occupiers have similar responsibilities for trees and hedges on their property. They must make sure these do not obscure road signs, reduce visibility for road users or prevent people using the road or pavement safely.
They're also responsible for removing dead or decaying trees and other growth, removing branches that hinder high-sided vehicles or block light from a street light, and making sure roads and pavements are clear of debris from cutting work.
Read more at http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/.../call-residents-cut-back...