We have some responsibility for managing trees, hedgerows and woodlands within York.

Read more about our responsibilities in connection with public trees (trees on council land).

Trees within conservation areas and trees that are of visual value can be protected by tree preservation orders (TPOs).

See further information about the value of trees.

Woodlands are protected by forestry legislation overseen by the Forestry Commission.

Report issues with public trees or hedgerows

We can only carry out work to public trees and hedgerows (trees or hedges on council land) where there is an identified health and safety issue.

We can't carry out all pruning requests. Unnecessary pruning may damage trees or hedgerows, leaving them vulnerable to disease.

Report an issue with a public tree or hedgerow which could pose a risk.

Report an issue with a public hedgerow

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