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Overhanging trees on a road or footpath

Report trees affecting road or footpath safety

Tell us if you see an overhanging tree or hedge that is causing an issue on a road or footpath.

You will need to tell us the exact location of the issue. You can also upload an image if you have one.

Report an overhanging tree

We aim to visit all reports within 2-10 working days to inspect the problem.

For trees or plants on council-owned property we then aim to resolve issues within 8 weeks. If the council is not responsible, we will find and notify the property owner of what action they should take. In these cases, issues can take longer to be resolved.

Requests we can help with

We can only respond to reports of overhanging trees or hedges when there is a risk to the public. For example, if there are branches affecting the line of site for motorists, or branches overhanging a public path blocking access. 

We also ensure branches are cut back where they are covering streetlights, road signs and other street furniture, to maintain safety on the highway.

Other tree maintenance issues

For issues not relating to overhanging trees on a road or footpath, visit our tree management and maintenance page for further information and to report a problem.


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