Brentwood Borough Council Environment - Trees and Hedges

Brentwood Borough Council Environment - Trees and Hedges

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Trees and Hedges

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Essex County Council is responsible for the maintenance of trees on road verges in Brentwood and should be advised of any of the following situations:

  • Uprooting/Fallen trees
  • Structurally unsound trees
  • Broken, hanging or fallen branches
  • Trees proven to be implicated in subsidence/insurance claims
  • Dead, dying or diseased trees
  • Trees obscuring traffic signs or signals
  • Low branches obscuring the highway or footpath
  • Trees obscuring sight lines on the highway- impairing vision to motorists
  • Branches touching property
  • Branches overhanging property
  • Trees that are considered to be too large
  • Falling leaves or fruit
  • Falling blossom, sap or bird droppings
  • Trees blocking light or causing shade
  • Trees obstructing telephone wires

To report a problem regarding a tree on a highway please complete Essex County Council's Report a Highway Problem on line form or phone 0345 603 7631. Please note that you should make note of the reference number given as this will allow to track the progress of the issue.

 

Trees in Brentwood's open spaces or parks (excluding Thorndon and Weald Country Parks)

Brentwood Borough Council is responsible for trees in our parks and open spaces and should be advised of any of the following situations:

  • Uprooting/Fallen trees
  • Structurally unsound trees
  • Broken, hanging or fallen branches
  • Trees proven to be implicated in subsidence/insurance claims
  • Dead, dying or diseased trees
  • Branches touching property

To report a problem regarding a tree in a park or open space please complete Brentwood Borough Council's online enquiries form.

Please note that the Council does not provide an advisory service for trees on private land. Details of approved tree surgeons in the local area can be found on the Arboricultural Association website.

 

Country Parks

Essex County Council own and are responsible for the maintenance of Thorndon Country Park and Weald Country Park. For further information please visit Essex County Council Country Parks.

 

Tree Preservation Orders

Brentwood Borough Council has the power to protect trees with amenity value by granting a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). These can be issued to individual trees, groups of trees, woodlands and trees planted as part of a planning condition. If a tree has been awarded a TPO it cannot be cut down, uprooted, topped or lopped, wilfully damaged or destroyed (including root damage) without the Council's prior permission. Please click on the following link Tree Preservation Orders for more information.

To apply for tree works go to Planning Application Forms or to make an enquiry please complete the online enquiries form.

How to obtain a copy of a TPO - To request a copy of a TPO please complete the Land Charges online form, providing details of the TPO reference number if known and full address of the location. Please note there is a charge of £16.90 per copy.

 

Please note that the Council does not provide an advisory service for trees on private land. Details of approved tree surgeons in the local area can be found on the Arboricultural Association website.

 

Hedges

The maintenance of Council owned hedges takes place between July and August each year. However, the cutting of rural hedges occurs during the winter months from October to February.

Please note: Vegetation on private land, which is overgrown and is impeding visibility for traffic or causing an obstruction to pedestrians on pavements, must be reported to Essex County Council who are responsible for highways maintenance.

For information on high hedges on private land please go to the High Hedges web page.

 

To contact the Tree Officer please email depotadmin@brentwood.gov.uk or telephone on 01277 312500.

 

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Trees and Hedges

Trees on Highways

Essex County Council is responsible for the maintenance of trees on road verges in Brentwood and should be advised of any of the following situations:

  • Uprooting/Fallen trees
  • Structurally unsound trees
  • Broken, hanging or fallen branches
  • Trees proven to be implicated in subsidence/insurance claims
  • Dead, dying or diseased trees
  • Trees obscuring traffic signs or signals
  • Low branches obscuring the highway or footpath
  • Trees obscuring sight lines on the highway- impairing vision to motorists
  • Branches touching property
  • Branches overhanging property
  • Trees that are considered to be too large
  • Falling leaves or fruit
  • Falling blossom, sap or bird droppings
  • Trees blocking light or causing shade
  • Trees obstructing telephone wires

To report a problem regarding a tree on a highway please complete Essex County Council's Report a Highway Problem on line form or phone 0345 603 7631. Please note that you should make note of the reference number given as this will allow to track the progress of the issue.

 

Trees in Brentwood's open spaces or parks (excluding Thorndon and Weald Country Parks)

Brentwood Borough Council is responsible for trees in our parks and open spaces and should be advised of any of the following situations:

  • Uprooting/Fallen trees
  • Structurally unsound trees
  • Broken, hanging or fallen branches
  • Trees proven to be implicated in subsidence/insurance claims
  • Dead, dying or diseased trees
  • Branches touching property

To report a problem regarding a tree in a park or open space please complete Brentwood Borough Council's online enquiries form.

Please note that the Council does not provide an advisory service for trees on private land. Details of approved tree surgeons in the local area can be found on the Arboricultural Association website.

 

Country Parks

Essex County Council own and are responsible for the maintenance of Thorndon Country Park and Weald Country Park. For further information please visit Essex County Council Country Parks.

 

Tree Preservation Orders

Brentwood Borough Council has the power to protect trees with amenity value by granting a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). These can be issued to individual trees, groups of trees, woodlands and trees planted as part of a planning condition. If a tree has been awarded a TPO it cannot be cut down, uprooted, topped or lopped, wilfully damaged or destroyed (including root damage) without the Council's prior permission. Please click on the following link Tree Preservation Orders for more information.

To apply for tree works go to Planning Application Forms or to make an enquiry please complete the online enquiries form.

How to obtain a copy of a TPO - To request a copy of a TPO please complete the Land Charges online form, providing details of the TPO reference number if known and full address of the location. Please note there is a charge of £16.90 per copy.

 

Please note that the Council does not provide an advisory service for trees on private land. Details of approved tree surgeons in the local area can be found on the Arboricultural Association website.

 

Hedges

The maintenance of Council owned hedges takes place between July and August each year. However, the cutting of rural hedges occurs during the winter months from October to February.

Please note: Vegetation on private land, which is overgrown and is impeding visibility for traffic or causing an obstruction to pedestrians on pavements, must be reported to Essex County Council who are responsible for highways maintenance.

For information on high hedges on private land please go to the High Hedges web page.

 

To contact the Tree Officer please email depotadmin@brentwood.gov.uk or telephone on 01277 312500.