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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 trees on pavements and highways on behalf of Derbyshire County Council. Trees in school grounds are usually looked after by the school.

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

Tree management

How we manage trees is set out in our Tree Strategy and associated good practice guides.

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]