Dying, dead or dangerous trees
Dead trees can be dangerous but you must still usually notify us before starting any works to protected trees
Trees on Uttlesford District Council land
If a tree is causing an immediate danger you can call our Customer Service Team.
You can also report a problem with a tree on our land using our online service form.
Carrying out works
Except in an emergency you should give us at least 5 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 may face prosecution if we consider you have carried out unauthorised work.
You have a duty to provide evidence that the tree was dead, dying or dangerous.
► Exceptions relating to applications to carry out work on trees subject to a Tree Preservation Order on GOV.UK