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.

 


Additional information

Exceptions relating to applications to carry out work on trees subject to a Tree Preservation Order on GOV.UK