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Tree management

Our responsibilities

We are responsible for trees on land we own, such as parks and open spaces, or trees on council housing estates or on tenant's properties.

We also manage Derbyshire County Council's street trees on their behalf.  Trees in rural locations on the highway verge, remain Derbyshire County Council's responsibility.

Trees in school grounds are usually looked after by the school or by Derbyshire County Council.

Some privately owned trees are protected by a TPO or a conservation area and consent may be needed before any work is carried out on them.

Tree management

We manage our trees through a tree surveying programme and by carrying out tree works to abate unreasonable risks presented by our trees.

For a full explanation to how we manage trees please refer to our strategy and associated good practice guides below: 

Tree Strategy: Policy Document [4MB]
Tree Strategy: Good Practice Guide 1 - Tree Work [1MB]
Tree Strategy: Good Practice Guide 2 - Tree Management [1MB]
Tree Strategy: Good Practice Guide 3 - Trees and Development [724KB]
Tree Strategy: Good Practice Guide 4 - Tree Risk Management [1MB]
Tree Strategy - Good Practice Guide 5 - Ash dieback Action Plan April 2020 [308KB]