Privately owned trees and woodlands

Advice on other matters relating to trees

Tree management is the responsibility of the tree owner which is important to remember if you own existing trees or are considering planting new ones.

The Council cannot provide advice to tree owners or undertake inspections, or require neighbours to carry out tree work in connection with a nuisance.

If the tree/s are not protected, the Planning Service has no locus in the matter and you should seek a private contractor for further advice.

Download guidance on protected trees, their management and how to apply.