Make an Enquiry about a Tree

Completing this service should take around 10 minutes.

You can make an enquiry about a tree if they are

  • On streets, roads and other adopted highways,
  • On Nottingham City Homes managed estates,
  • Within the gardens of Nottingham City Homes tenants,
  • Within parks, council-owned open spaces, cemeteries, and allotments.

You cannot enquire here about trees if they are

  • In private gardens
  • In leasehold gardens
  • Trees within the gardens owned by other housing associations

If the tree is managed by the City Council, we will take action when trees affect:

  • The safety of people or property, as assessed by a professional arboriculturist
  • Safety on our roads, such as low branches overhanging a road or when trees obscure road signs or street lamps
  • The structure of a building
    We will carry out work to tree roots if clear evidence can be provided that a tree is causing subsidence

We are unlikely to carry out tree work if trees are

  • obscuring a view
  • causing minor loss of light
  • obstructing solar panels
  • perceived to be too large
  • causing interference to TV, satellite or radio equipment reception
  • affecting power cables or phone lines - please contact your energy or telecoms provider
  • shedding honeydew or sticky deposits
  • shedding petals, pollen, leaves, seeds or fruit
Make an Enquiry about a Tree

Tree planting and tree sponsorship

As part of the council's commitment to plant 50,000 trees by the end of 2023, Tree Services with assistance from national and regional funding are planting new trees and woodlands in suitable locations across the city

Establishing trees in streets can be costly and we are working hard to help fund tree planting. In winter 2021, the council's Street Tree Sponsorship Scheme will open to allow communities and citizens the opportunity to help sponsor a street tree. 

As well as looking for funding for planting new trees, we are seeking pledges of maintenance. Watering new trees takes time, needs to happen every week in hot weather and can therefore be costly on resources.  Can you and your community water a newly planted tree for a year?

Ash dieback

Chalara ash dieback is a serious disease of ash trees caused by a fungus called Hymenoscyphus fraxineus. The disease causes leaf loss and crown dieback in affected trees and will lead to an estimated 80% death of the UK ash tree population. It is potentially a very serious threat.

Tree Officers are inspecting ash trees in Nottingham and ash tree removals have started where a diseased tree may lead to an unacceptable risk to the safety of citizens of property. 

Urban Forest Strategy

The Nottingham Urban Forest Strategy 2012-2020 is a key document for the city setting out a framework for the planning and management of the city's urban forest. The City Council are committed to the high quality and proactive management of its tree stock and has defined its vision for the future of trees and woodlands in the city. The Urban Forest Strategy is currently being reviewed to include a specific Tree Planting Assessment to indicate the most important areas to focus tree planting in the city.  The 2012-202 strategy document can be downloaded below.