The Tree Section is responsible for:

  • Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs)
  • Conservation Area Notifications - notifications to undertake works to trees located in Conservation Areas
  • Tree related planning issues
  • Implementation of High Hedge Legislation
  • Routine monitoring and inspection of thousands of trees
  • Arrangement of pruning works and management of external arboricultural contactors undertaking such work
  • Organisation of tree felling and tree planting
  • Undertaking site visits to answer queries and problems from general public
  • Providing tree-related information and advice
  • Co-ordinating emergency response during storms or bad weather and following damage to trees on council owned land.
  • Tree promotion, for example, through tree related community projects, such as tree carving, tree planting in schools, guided tree walks and activities during National Tree Week

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