Last Modified October 19, 2015
Protected trees and high hedges
Our Tree Team deals with Tree Preservation Orders, trees in Conservation Areas and High Hedges.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us at our offices, details below. A Tree Officer is available on Thursdays only.
Common tree enquiries
Problems with trees on neighbouring properties are a civil matter between neighbours and we recommend you seek independent advice. We have no powers to insist that people carry out work on trees, and we cannot become involved in disputes between neighbours.
If you need advice about trees that are growing on private land, please see our Tree Advice page for general advice and contact information for organisations who can provide advice.
If you have another tree-related enquiry, please see our contacts below.
Ash dieback disease (Chalara fraxinea)
Chalara dieback of ash is a serious disease of ash trees caused by a fungus called Chalara fraxinea. The disease causes leaf loss and crown dieback in affected trees, and usually leads to tree death.
The Forestry Commission is dealing with all calls about this disease. Contact their helpline on 08459 335577 or visit the Forestry Commission web pages on the dieback disease
If you have an ash tree which you suspect is infected with Chalara dieback, then please do not put any cuttings in your green bin. Instead use your black bins to help stop the spread of the disease. This follows advice issued by DEFRA (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) as the infection is spread by spores from fruit bodies on leaf litter.
Trees in parks and on amenity greens
Our trees are inspected regularly, but if you would like to report a problem please contact us:
Potters Bar, Ridge, South Mimms, Elstree and Radlett areas:
Francesca Turze, Area Parks Officer
Borehamwood and Bushey areas:
Richard Rose, Areas Parks Officer
Please see the Parks Departmept web pages to find out more about trees in the Borough's parks and open spaces.
Trees along public footpaths and on highway verges are looked after by Hertfordshire Highways. Telephone 0300 123 4047.