If you wish to carry out work to a tree within your ownership and you are not sure whether or not you need the prior permission of the Council, you should write to the Tree Section at the Council Offices, Station Road East, Oxted, RH8 0BT.
Please enclose a detailed plan of the position of the tree(s) (preferably identify the species) and ask if it is subject to any controls. Your property will then be researched and a written response returned as soon as possible.
I am concerned that several significant / mature trees in the area are covered in ivy, isn't it in the interest of the tree to remove it? (FAQ)
|I'm worried about my tree - can the Council's tree officer come and inspect it? If not, can you recommend somebody who can? (FAQ)|
|Are there any times of year when tree works should not be undertaken? (FAQ)|
|Are there laws governing the height/distance of a hedge between properties? In particular Leylandii hedges? (FAQ)|
|How do I report a problem with a tree in a park or open space? (FAQ)|
|How do I report a problem with a tree on council land? (FAQ)|
|I am concerned about a tree which is causing a nuisance / danger to the Highway will you come and inspect it? (FAQ)|
|I do not know who owns a tree, which is causing me concern - will the Council know? (FAQ)|
|I have a tree which is outside / on the edge of my boundary and not under my control - whose responsibility is it? (FAQ)|
|I understand that 'common law' permits me to cut off overhanging branches and roots from my neighbours trees - am I right? (FAQ)|
|I would like to carry out work to trees on my property, do I need permission? (FAQ)|
|What should I do to make sure that Bats are not affected? (FAQ)|
|Who do I call if a tree is blocking a road? (FAQ)|