Tree Law is a Gnarly, Twisted Branch of the Legal System | Atlas Obscura

Towns in Massachusetts appoint tree wardens to care for public shade trees. Chapter 87 of the Massachusetts General Laws has fourteen sections about the care and protection of shade trees and the penalties for damaging them. This article outlines some other features of tree law, and also profiles some lawyers who specialize in arboreal arbitration.

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