Report an overhanging tree, plant or hedge causing an obstruction to a road or pavement online.
Report a fallen tree or branch
If a tree has fallen into a telephone line, contact BT on 0800 800 151
If a tree has fallen into a power line, contact Western Power Distribution on 0800 365 900
Hedges, trees and plants that overhang onto a road or pavement are generally the responsibility of the landowner, but we will get involved if there is a safety concern.
Safety concerns include the following:
- Causing an obstruction
- Forcing pedestrians into the road
- Reducing visibility on junctions, entrances or corners
We will write to the landowner and ask them to remove the obstruction. If the landowner does not remove the obstruction, we have the power to intervene and will try to recover any costs incurred.
Before you report it
Report an overhanging tree, plant or hedge on our website.
Using our website to report issues
- Drains and flooding
- Public spaces and parks
- Roads and pavements
- Rubbish and environment
You will need to provide the following information:
- Your name
- Your email address
- Location of the issue
- A summary of the issue