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Hazardous trees

A tree is a hazard when all, or a section, could fall and potentially injure people or damage property.

Signs that a tree might become hazardous can include:

  • splits or cracks in the trunk or branches
  • branches that are broken or hanging.
  • sections of bark damaged or stripped to show the wood beneath (some trees, such as plan or eucalyptus, naturally shed their bark)
  • soil movement around the base of the tree in strong winds
  • sections showing signs of rotting
  • growth of fungi on the bark, wood or around the base of the tree
  • foliage dying back or going brown for no apparent reason on evergreen trees, or out of season for deciduous trees

Fallen trees and branches

If a branch or tree has fallen across a road or footway we can arrange for it to be cleared.

Before you start

If you are reporting an emergency that is very likely to present an imminent threat to life or serious injury or serious damage to property please instead call us on 0345 155 1004.

When you are using the map, if you can see that the tree you plan to report is already there, please use the option to ‘Add me to hazardous trees’ instead of creating a duplicate report.

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