The Benefits of PVMA Membership for Infrastructure Owners
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The peace of mind due diligence brings
If you own land, as a municipality, a business, a non-profit society or a private individual, you are legally responsible for the vegetation on your property and any negative effects it may have on the public. A tree that breaks off in a strong wind and wipes out a greenhouse on neighbouring land, for example, may be regarded as an act of nature, but not in every case. If your next door nasturtium enthusiast "lawyers up", and it can be shown the tree was exhibiting signs of rot, there is a good chance a court may find you, as the tree owner, liable for negligence.
Acquiring a PVMA Membership and employing only certified staff for vegetation management can demonstrate due diligence and possibly save you from a serious financial and legal crisis.