Trees make places work, look and feel better. Trees play a role in climate proofing our neighbourhoods and supporting human health and environmental well-being; trees can also help to create conditions for economic success. Some trees are protected by law and are covered by Tree Preservation Orders or are located within conservation areas, if this is the case you will need the City Council to give permission to carry out work on them.

For further information concerning  trees please view the Arboricultural Association's website.

All other works to trees which do not fall under tree preservation orders nor high hedges can be found within the City Council's tree information document. Such information includes dangerous trees and tree root issues.

Tree Preservation Orders

Tree Preservation Orders can be placed on trees by the local authority to protect them for public enjoyment; these trees are protected by law. The City Council can provide information on which trees are covered by Tree Preservation Orders and how to apply for works to trees.

High Hedges

Hedges have many benefits; they can provide privacy and wind shelter and encourage wildlife. A hedge can also be an attractive feature in its own right, however, very high hedges can cause problems. Often the worst of these is the loss of sunlight and daylight to neighbouring gardens and houses.

Who should undertake tree work?

It is always advisable to engage a competent and qualified Tree Contractor to carry out any work to trees. The City Council recommend you visit the Arboricultural Associations web pages to find qualified Tree Contractors.

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