Dangerous trees

A dangerous tree is defined as a tree, or part of a tree likely to cause considerable damage or injury, that is in imminent danger of collapse (within 12 to 24 hours) or a tree that is causing an obstruction requiring urgent attention.

Examples of what may be classed as a danger:

  • tree has snapped or blown over
  • tree is uprooted but held up by another tree or building
  • a large branch has broken off or is hanging off of the tree
  • tree or branch is blocking the road or footpath
  • tree may imminently or has already fallen on a house or car

To report a tree on public land which you feel may be dangerous, immediately call Customer Services on 01827 715341.

Report a problem

Our trees

The council owns and maintains trees in parks and on public open spaces.  The trees located on Borough land have routine maintenance carried out during the winter. Any emergency situations are dealt with as they occur.

Overhanging trees

If one of our trees is overhanging onto a garden or driveway, we are unfortunately unable to prune or fell it.

  • You do have a Common Law Right to arrange works to cut back the overhang up to your boundary.

Trees on the highway

Warwickshire County Council are responsible for trees at the roadside and on highway verges; any issues should be reported directly.

Trees on private land

Trees on private land are the responsibility of the land owner. If there is a dispute, the council are unable to become involved as it is classed as a civil matter.

Trees in a council house garden

As stated in their tenancy agreement, council tenants are responsible for any trees within their garden. Please contact Tenancy Services, details displayed, to report any issues.

Tree Preservation Orders (TPO)

View information relating to existing Tree Preservation Orders or for or to make a new application.

Grass cutting

Highways England

For potholes, grass cutting or tree enquiries on the A5, motorways and trunk roads please contact Highways England

Telephone: 0300 123 5000

Tenancy Services

Out of Hours Emergency Repairs Telephone: 01827 715341 (calls will be directed to the lifeline centre which is manned 24 hours a day)

Address: Housing Division
North Warwickshire Borough Council
South Street, Atherstone,
Warwickshire, CV9 1DE

Telephone: 01827715341