There are already answers concerning damage from a neighbour's tree. My question relates to damage from the roots of a council tree (on the road verge). They are within inches of my foundations. Council say they do not own the tree, it merely grows on land under their control. I am not sure the question of tree ownership is relevant. If the land in under their control, are they liable under the tort of public nuisance? Many thanks PS. I am in Western Australia.