Parks and open spaces tree survey

Our Parks and Open Spaces Department is responsible for approximately 30,000 trees across its parks, open spaces, churchyards, and community amenity areas.

In January 2014 a Tree Management Procedure was introduced, providing guidance on how the council manages its tree stock, and setting parameters for when and where work should be completed. It also sets guidance on the types of reason that the council doesn’t do work to its trees.

In addition to the adoption of a Tree Management Procedure we recognised the requirement to re-assess all of our trees again as part of our long term tree management strategy. As a result we currently have two arboricultural officers inspecting the entire tree stock on our parks and open spaces.   

While there is no definitive legal requirement to do so, we try to re-survey all our trees at least once every 5 - 7 years. Due to the number of trees they need to survey, the arboricultural officers are unable to answer any queries whilst in the field.

If you have a query relating to a tree owned by the council please call the Parks Team on 01543 308846

If your query relates to a tree on private property but still within the District, please visit the council Arboricultural Section for more information or contact the council’s Arboricultural Officers on 01543 308207 or 01543 308185.