Guidance about working on trees in the area and how to apply to carry out the work.

Tree management and maintenance

Trees in parks and open spaces

We look after many trees in parks and public open spaces. Trees are deemed our property if they grow within the boundaries of any buildings we own, or in public open spaces that we manage. Anyone wilfully damaging trees risks prosecution.

Trees and woodlands provides further information about trees we maintain on council owned land.

Trees on highways

If you see any issues such as fallen trees or overhanging branches on roads, highways, public footpaths or bridleways you can report a fault on the highway.