Public trees are those trees for which we are responsible, as opposed to privately-owned trees, or trees on private land. Public trees may be in:

  • parks and open spaces
  • communal areas
  • verges adjacent to highways

View the current Arboricultural Policy for York.

Report an issue with a public tree

We can carry out work to public trees where there is a health and safety issue.

Report an issue which poses a hazard, such as:

  • trees or branches causing an obstruction
  • a dead or diseased tree
  • fallen trees causing a hazard

Report an issue with a public tree

Map of public trees

We're responsible for approximately 30,000 public trees across the city.

Zoom in to see different areas and types of trees on the map, including tree preservation order (TPO) areas. Click on an area (or a tree) for more information.


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Reporting other tree issues

If the tree is touching over head wires please contact Openreach to report safety concerns.

If a problem relates to a tree in a private property, this is a civil matter; you'll need to contact the land owner or land lord as we're unable to help.

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