Privately owned trees including trees in gardens
If a tree is growing on privately owned land, the maintenance rests with the landowner. If you are not the tree owner and a tree is causing damage to your property, you must contact the tree owner and not the Council.
If you are planning work to a privately owned tree
Before you begin work on any tree, you must always find out if it is covered by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) or if you live in a Conservation Area.
If you live in a Conservation Area or your tree is covered by a TPO you will need written permission from the Council before you undertake any work to the tree.
If written consent is not obtained, and work is carried out on a protected tree, the owner or person carrying out the work may be prosecuted and fined.
If you want to report illegal work being carried out to a protected tree, please contact Planning Services.