If a tree is within our communal areas, we're responsible for all works and maintenance required and will regularly maintain any trees in these areas. You can learn more about what our estate services team are responsible for here.
If a tree is within your garden boundary, you're responsible for all works and maintenance required. If a tree within your garden boundary needs work doing to it, there are a few alternatives to having it cut down which can be less costly:
- If the branches are getting too long, you can get them chopped back through a method called a crown reduction
- If low branches are getting in the way, you can get them removed through a method called a crown lift
- If a tree is getting too tall, you can get the top chopped off through a method called topping
- Instead of a full removal of the tree, you can get all branches and stumps chopped off except for the trunk and main limbs through a method called pollarding
If you're unable to contact a contractor to carry out works, we can arrange for any works to be done through our tree surgeon and the cost of the works will be recharged to you.
If works to a tree are required and there's an imminent risk, we'll arrange for the works to be carried out and the cost of the works will be recharged to you.
If you're not sure whether a tree sits within your garden boundary, or would like us to inspect a tree in your garden to find out what works it might need, get in touch with us.