Tree maintenance

We are responsible for trees on land owned by the council.

We prune or remove our trees when they are:

  • diseased, damaged or dying
  • dangerous, because the tree or part of the tree has fallen or is at risk of falling
  • causing damage to a property
  • getting in the way of vehicles or pedestrians
  • blocking street lighting, road signs or traffic lights

We also carry out pruning when it’s needed to keep trees healthy.

We don’t prune every tree each year. Priority is given to trees that are dead, diseased or dangerous.

How to use our reporting form

If you want to track progress on your enquiry, you can log in to, or register for a BRUM account.

1. Start your report

Look at the map to begin.

The map will show a 2-mile area around Birmingham city centre by default.

2. Find and plot the location

There are 2 ways to find the location.

  1. Use the "Search for a place" box
    Type a postcode or road name in the search box.
    If you know the property number, include it too.
  2. Manual search
    Explore the map and zoom in to mark the location.
    On the left side of the map, you will find the tools:
    • Zoom buttons. Use the plus and minus buttons to zoom in and out.
      Mobile users can also pinch to zoom.
    • Find my location circle. Use this to zoom to where you are right now
    To move around the map, click or tap and drag.

Click or tap the map to plot the location. A marker will appear.

3. Submit your report

Once you have plotted the location on the map, select "Submit new enquiry" to start the form.

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Page last updated: 14 May 2024

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