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Hello again, I hope you are well, we had chatted about this previously but sadly due to illness have been offline for a while and now noticed you were looking for further help. Can you let me know what additional advice you are seeking?
Are you still looking for help with this matter?
In order to make a claim for damages caused then I am afraid you would have to engage with a solicitor. However as this is such a large matter for the community you would be advised to look at other ways to pay for the legal fees, this could include, a public fund, council funding, crowd funding (by the people involved) additionally you could call round some of the larger firms and see if they would be willing to take on the case as a "pro-bono" case. however, ultimately you will have to engage with a solicitor. In respect of "saving" the tree then you will have to approach your local councillors and have a Tree Protection Order granted. this means that the damage which has been done to it in the past cannot be repeated. If you struggle with this then I would suggest making a petition to your local councillor/MP and making it quite a public issue. You will most likely find this easier than looking at taking actions for what has happened and be able to prevent what 'Could" happen.
I hope this information has helped. You can find a local solicitor who deals with this on the law society of scotland website.
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