Sunday, February 15, 2009

Judge takes 12,000 words to clarify the meaning of tree

A High Court judge, Mr Justice Cranston, has taken 12,000 words to answer the question: What is a tree? The judge thought it necessary to spell out the exact legal definition of a tree because of confusion in the planning process. While trees could obviously be the object of tree preservation orders, the question remained about the status of saplings. For clarity the judge ruled that size did not matter, and that the smallest sapling was, legally speaking, a tree.
Tattoo Jim said...
Just imagine how many words it would take for the judge to clarify the meaning of himself.

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