Dying dead or dangerous trees

Dead trees can be dangerous but you must still notify the council before starting any works.

Except in an emergency you should give the council at least five days' notice before you cut down a protected tree which is dying, dead or dangerous or remove dead dying or dangerous timber from an otherwise healthy tree. You could face prosecution if the council considers you have carried out unauthorised work. You have a duty to provide evidence that the tree was dead, dying or dangerous.