Trees on private land or gardens

The Council is not responsible for trees in private gardens.

You are responsible for maintaining trees on your property and making sure they are safe. You can find a list of qualified tree surgeons on the Arboriculture Association’s website.

Before carrying out any work on a tree in your own garden, check whether the tree is protected by a Tree Preservation Order or is in a conservation area.

In extreme circumstances, and when all other avenues have been explored, we can take action to ensure that dangerous trees on private land are made safe.

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