Contact the trees team

Bradford Council has two separate departments dedicated to the management of trees and woodland within the district.

Planning Service Trees section (private trees)

Enquiry topics:

  • Trees with a Tree Preservation Order (TPO)
  • Trees protected by Conservation Areas
  • Trees affected by development
  • Hedgerow regulations, high hedge legislation
  • Breaches of planning control relating to trees


Trees on private land

High Hedges and Hedgerow Regulations
Find out if a tree is protected: Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) and trees protected by Conservation Areas
Planting and caring for your trees
Apply for a felling licence
Apply for works to a protected tree

For non-urgent enquiries, email: or telephone Contact Centre: 01274 434605

Trees and Woodland section

Enquiry topics:

  • Dead, diseased, dangerous trees on Highways, Parks, Council and private land.
  • Trees obstructing the highway, road signs, lights and sight-lines.
  • Trees that may be causing subsidence or other damage to property.


Public trees and woodland

Council Ownership maps
Land Registry (for ownership)
Form to report public trees overhanging onto highway
Insurance claims for damage caused by public trees

  • For non-urgent enquiries, email: (not to be used to report urgent issues)
  • If you have a need to report a dangerous tree or request tree and woodland inspections or services, please call 01274 431000.
  • Issues with trees on Incommunities land – email: or telephone 03301759540.


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Contact details

Enforcement and Trees Team
4th Floor
Britannia House
Hall Ings