Home Environment and planning Conservation and sustainability Report a problem with a tree You can report a problem with a tree if it is causing an obstruction or danger to road users or pedestrians or is damaging property The council isn’t responsible for trees in private gardens or on privately owned land. The responsibility lies with the owner of the land on which the tree is growing. We maintain trees on roadside verges, roundabouts, pavements and land we own in Leicestershire.The district and borough councils maintain trees on land they own. Contact them directly to report a problem with a tree on their land.Find my district councilWe inspect our trees every 3 years to ensure they are safe and not causing damage. We look for:signs of instabilityweakness to the tree’s structuredisease and/or poor healthobstructions to road access or visibilityroot damage to walls, road surfaces and pavementsinterference with service cables /overhead wiresAny preventative works we identify from inspections are included on our tree maintenance programme.Contact us if you think one of our trees is unsafe or has one of these problems. We will do a one-off inspection and where appropriate arrange maintenance work.Highway TreesPhone: 0116 305 0001Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTrees on County Council sitesPhone: 0116 305 5000Email: email@example.comYou can also report a road problem if it is caused by a tree.We don’t sort out problems caused by trees, such as:falling leaves, fruits, seeds and saplight and shadingbranches hanging into your gardenpollen and allergieshoneydew deposits (produced by aphids feeding on the leaves of trees)roosting birds and droppingsinterference with television reception, telephones and solar panelsTree preservation ordersSome trees are protected by tree preservation orders (TPOs) or because they are in a conservation area. You need permission before any works are carried out to a protected tree.You may be liable to a fine of up to £20,000 if a protected tree is lopped, cut or pruned without permission.Apply for permission to work on a protected tree We advise any work to trees is done by a qualified and insured tree worker. See a list of contractors approved by the Arboricultural Association. Help us improve this page Hide content Was this page helpful? Yes It was helpful, but Please select a reasonthere's a broken link it's hard to understand it's incorrect it's outdated it's too long Other No Please select a reasonit didn't answer my question it's not detailed enough it's hard to understand it's incorrect it's outdated it's too long Other Details Email address We’ll only use this to ask for more detail if we need to.