Report a tree causing damage to a building or structure
We can carry out works to council-owned trees if their branches or roots are affecting the structure of a building or property.
If you have a privately owned property and believe trees on council land are causing structural damage to it, you should consult a structural engineer and obtain a report to prove it is our tree(s) which are causing the damage. We will consider the report and, if appropriate, carry out remedial work.
issues we can't deal with
- tree roots causing damage to a pavement - please use our report a damaged or uneven pavement form
- trees on private land causing damage to a private property
We will ask you for the following information when you report a tree causing damage to a building or structure:
- the exact location of the tree
- whether it's the tree's branches or roots that are causing the damage
- what the damage is
You can also upload a structural engineer's report, and a photo if you have one.
Alternatively, you can call our customer service team on 0191 433 7000.
If a tree's branches are encroaching onto your property but have not caused any damage, please use our trees encroaching over a boundary or onto a property form.
If you wish to report tree roots causing damage to a pavement, please use our report a damaged or uneven pavement form.