Cork County Council wishes to remind landowners, under the terms of the Roads Act 1993, that it is their responsibility to carry out any necessary tree or hedge cutting where their lands abut the public road.

Uncut hedges are a serious road safety hazard and can cause substantial damage to vehicles, particularly heavy goods vehicles. Work should be carried out while hedges are dormant between now and the end of February next year.

Roadside hedgerows make up only a small percentage of the overall hedgerows in the county and landowners are encouraged to check out to learn more about protecting wildlife and promoting diversity on their lands.

Further details are available on Cork County Council’s website

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