Tree Pruning & Planting
Chalara Dieback of Ash (Chalara fraxinea)
For information and details of how to report a suspected case please read our guide attached at the bottom of this page.
You can use the buttons above to request tree pruning or clearance, for all trees on land owned by Birmingham City Council or make a request for for a tree to be planted . If covered by our service, your request will be sent to the relevant team who will investigate and inform you of the outcome.
We are fully committed to caring for our trees to ensure they continue to thrive for the benefit of the people and wildlife in Birmingham. Management and maintenance of Birmingham's trees is to a high standard to make sure all the City Council's duties and legal responsibilities are met. A request can be made for a tree to be planted in a street near you by pressing the Tree Planting Request button above and we will check if this is possible and let you know.
The Parks and Nature Conservation Service is responsible for maintaining trees on parks and open land owned by Birmingham City Council. Inspections are carried out regularly. Any pruning of branches, roots and suckers is done by professional tree contractors to keep trees healthy and reduce any risk of damage to property or harm to individuals.
Maintenance of trees on the highway is carried out by Amey on behalf of the Highways Department. Pruning works are normally carried out if trees are blocking street lighting, road signs or traffic lights, or where a tree is causing excessive damage to a property, or impeding vehicular or pedestrian access.
Pruning is not carried out to increase light or improve TV reception. Leaf fall, insects, and birds are natural occurrences that cannot be prevented by pruning.
A list of streets where trees are already scheduled to be pruned in the coming year can be found in the attachment below.
Please note – trees are the responsibility of the land owner. We are not responsible for trees in private gardens. We can take legal action to ensure that unsafe trees on private land are made safe. The owner of the tree would normally have to pay for the necessary work.