Technically under 'common law', you may be able to remove offending branches and, in some instances, roots which encroach onto your property.
The Council cannot authorise you to do this and it is always recommended that you seek legal advice prior to taking any action and should you consider proceeding, that you use the services of a qualified tree surgeon, ideally a member of the Arboricultural Association (This link will open in a new window).
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 can I find out if the trees within my ownership are protected? (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 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)|