Report a potentially hazardous tree
Storm damage to trees
We are continuing to deal with tree damage from recent storms and it could take us longer than usual to respond to reports. All reports will be assessed, and urgent cases or dangerous trees will be dealt with as a priority.
We're responsible for the management and maintenance of trees on council land.
Potentially hazardous trees may include trees or branches that are at risk of falling, or have snapped branches as a result of things like storm damage. It may also include trees that are dead, dying or decayed that could cause an issue in the future.
Issues we can't deal with
- Trees that may be dangerous simply because they are tall and may sway in the wind, or cause an issue IF they fell.
We will try to make sure all hazardous trees and branches on council land that pose a significant threat will either be felled, or carry out works so the risk is reduced to an acceptable level.
We will inspect the tree and take action to remove the danger as quickly as we can.
We will ask you for the following information when you report a potentially hazardous tree:
- the exact location of the tree
- what the problem is
- where it may fall if it is at risk of falling
You can also upload a photo if you have one.
If it is an emergency, always call 999
Alternatively, you can call our customer service team on 0191 433 7000.
- If the tree is on the A1 or A194 please contact Highways England on 0300 123 5000.
- If the tree is on a metro line, please contact Nexus on 0191 203 3666.
- If the tree is on a railway, please contact Network Rail on 03457 11 41 41.
If the tree or branch has already fallen, please use our report a fallen tree form.