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We deal with tree problems on council land. For problems with trees not on council land, it is the responsibility of the land owner.
Types of tree problems include:
Tree work is carried out by our Arboriculture team, who are committed to managing and maintaining the health of all our trees.
We do not cut down trees unless they are:
To report a tree problem in one of our parks complete our report a tree problem in the park form.
Please note: if the problem you are reporting is an emergency (e.g. dangerous tree) please contact us on 01772 906471.
We will inspect the tree at the earliest opportunity and prioritise any works accordingly.
We do not manage trees on land that is part of the public highway (e.g. footpath or grass verges next to roads).
To report tree problem forming part of the public highway visit Lancashire County Council – report it.
We do not manage trees on private land, as it is the responsibility of the land owner.
To report a tree problem on private land, you will need to contact the land owner.
Please note: If you are unsure of the land owner, for a small fee you can see who the land belongs to by carrying out a land register search.
If the tree is dangerous, we can professionally assess its condition and offer a professional opinion. However, we currently have no enforcement powers to ensure that the owner of the tree takes action.
If the tree is likely to fall onto the highway, then we will contact Lancashire County Council – highways, who can make the tree safe.
We do not manage trees on Gateway Housing Association estates.
To report a tree problem contact Gateway estates 0800 953 0213.
For problems with a tree in a neighbours garden see tree problem in neighbours garden.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.