Landowmners are being called on to keep a close eye on trees overhanging main roads and regional roads across parts of Co Longford.
The call was made by Cllr Pat O'Toole at a recent meeting of Ballymahon Municipal District.
“People just need to be aware of that in relation to trees along any roads the public have access to,” he said.
Cllr O'Toole also revealed local authority officials would also be writing out to landowners with a view to reminding them of their obligations.
“There was a fatal road accident on the Mullingar to Ballymahon road at Christmas 2015 and since then nearly every tree on the Mullingar to Ballymahon road has been cut down,” he said.