Thompson Park, Burnley
Trees in parks and open spaces
The Council is responsible for the maintenance and management of trees in Council owned parks and green spaces. The Tree Management Policy sets out how these trees will be managed and maintained.
If you have a problem with a tree growing in a park or open space, please report it here
Trees on highway verges
Are the responsibility of Lancashire County Council. Any enquiries should be directed to Lancashire County Councils Highways.
Trees on Calico land
If you live in a house owned by Calico, please contact Calico on 0800 169 2407.
Trees and hedges in private gardens
The Council has no responsibility for the maintenance or management of trees that are growing in private gardens. If you have concerns about a tree or hedge growing in a neighbours garden, the first thing to do is to discuss your concerns with them.
There is legislation covering high hedges and the document Over the Garden Hedge provides information on how to resolve issues with your neighbours before a complaint can be made to the Council.
If you are considering having work done to trees in your own garden, it is reccomended to employ a reputable local tree surgeon who is propely insured and will make enquiries about whether there are any Tree Preservation Orders. Click here for a list of contractors that are accredited by the Arboricultural Association
Why Topping Trees is a Bad Idea
Read this useful document 'Why Topping Hurts Trees' produced by Northumberland County Council, before considering 'topping' any trees.