Looking after Nottingham's trees
The Council makes sure that trees in open spaces and on verges are in a safe condition. Trees can become damaged in strong winds, or may need attention because of their age, disease or size.
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- If there is a problem with trees on public land in your area, please report it online or contact the Customer Service Centre on 9152000.
- Tree enquiries will be inspected within four to six weeks and necessary action taken accordingly. If a tree is dangerous we will make it safe within three hours.
We are responsible for looking after the following trees:
- on streets
- on Nottingham City Homes managed housing estates
- within gardens of Nottingham City Homes tenants
- within parks and open spaces
- within leisure, cemeteries and allotments
We are not responsible for:
- private gardens
- leasehold gardens
- trees within the gardens of housing association properties
- We only prune tress that are a nuisance.
- We remove trees when we considers they are either dead or in such poor condition that present a danger to the public.
- Trees may also be removed if they are unsuitable for their location or if they are suppressing the growth of better trees nearby.
- We rarely reduce the height of a tree. This is because it gives rise to prolific re-growth which may be detrimental to the long term health of the tree.
- Trees on Council-owned streets are inspected every three years.
The purpose of a Tree Preservation Order is to protect trees which make a significant impact on their local surroundings. This is particularly important on development sites and where trees are in immediate danger.
Those trees that have Tree Preservation Orders or are within conservation areas cannot be pruned without prior permission from the Council.
For more information on how Nottingham City Council protect trees, please click here to visit the Protected Trees page.