Our management strategy
Leicestershire County Council does not undertake one-off reactive inspections, to address nuisance issues. When a tree is thought to be causing a nuisance, we consider appropriate remedial works during the next programmed detailed inspection of that tree. Please see our policies for further information:
We inspect our trees every 3 years to ensure they are safe and not causing damage. We look for:
- signs of instability
- weakness to the tree’s structure
- disease and/or poor health
- obstructions to road access or visibility
- root damage to walls, road surfaces and pavements
- interference with service cables /overhead wires
Any 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 the above problems. We'll do a one-off inspection and where appropriate arrange maintenance work.
We do not undertake one-off reactive inspections, to address nuisance issues. When a tree is thought to be causing a nuisance, we'll consider appropriate remedial works during the next programmed detailed inspection of that tree.
Please take note that some trees are protected.
We also don’t sort out problems caused by trees, such as:
- falling leaves, fruits, seeds and sap
- light and shading
- branches hanging into your garden
- pollen and allergies
- honeydew deposits (produced by aphids feeding on the leaves of trees)
- roosting birds and droppings
- interference with television reception, telephones and solar panels
Leicestershire County Council and highway trees
Customer Services online contact form or Phone: 0116 305 0001
Trees on school sites only
Phone: 0116 305 5000
Tree preservation orders
Some 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.
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.