We are responsible for the efficient management of trees in
Authority ownership within urban and rural environments.
The law protects certain individual and groups of trees. Those
trees that have Tree Preservations Orders (TPO's) or are within
Conservation Areas are protected
under a range of legislation that makes it an offence to carry out
any work on those trees without permission from the Local
Trees that grow in Council owned property or on public open spaces
are also protected as they are deemed as Council Property. Anyone
willfully damaging these can be prosecuted.
The Authority has its own professional tree maintenance team who
carries out all appropriate tree care and maintenance to trees
owned by the council.
If you have any queries or would like advice about tree care and
maintenance, please use the contact details above.
Some advice for private tree owners: Always contact the Local
Authority to ensure that the trees are not protected by a Tree
Protection Order, planning constraints or that the tree is within a
Conservation area. Always employ a suitable trained professional
Tree Surgeon, who is covered by Public Liability Insurance. (Always
ask for proof). Never employ house callers or leaflet droppers
claiming to be professional tree surgeons. Reputable Tree Surgeons
will always have some form of professional identification and
qualification proof. Always ask to see it. Reputable Tree Surgeons
can be found in the Yellow Pages or contact us for further