Trees - general advice

Who owns or is responsible for a tree?

Many residents contact the council with similar questions in relation to trees. These may be trees they own or just want to find out information on a specific tree.

Who owns or is responsible for a tree?

  • Trees in Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council's parks, open space or countryside sites, telephone 01455 255984 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) or 01455 255707
  • Shrubs or bushes parks or open spaces in Hinckley, telephone 01455 255945 or 01455 255707
  • Trees in council house gardens or communal areas on council house sites telephone Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council Housing Repairs on 01455 255935
  • Trees in parish open spaces outside Hinckley contact the Clerk to the Parish Council 
  • Trees growing in the pavement or highway verge are managed by Leicestershire County Council, email customerservices@leics.gov.uk or telephone 0116 305 0001
  • Privately owned trees or overgrown hedges encroaching upon or endangering the highway or public footpaths should be reported to Leicestershire County Council, email customerservices@leics.gov.uk or telephone 0116 305 0001
  • Trees on other sites belonging to Leicestershire County Council, email propertyhelpdesk@leics.gov.uk or telephone 0116 305 5000
  • To identify land ownership regarding privately owned trees contact the Land Registry, telephone 0300 006 0411

 Last updated: 23/01/2017 12:10

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