What the trees team does

To maintain and manage public trees that grow on highways and park sites, the trees team:

  • routinely inspect the structural and biological condition of the public tree stock and organises tree works (following best practice). Tree inspection/works schedules can be found on our Tree inspection and pruning page.

  • provides a 24hr emergency service

  • promotes trees and a general presumption against removal of healthy trees where possible

  • organizes and monitors the council’s term contractor

  • respond to enquiries from, amongst others, residents and resident’s groups, businesses, councillors, other council departments and officers, friends groups, and learning service

  • works with the Council’s insurance department to resolve claims for damages linked to trees
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