How we look after our trees

We look after the trees on public land mostly to make sure they are safe, but also to help keep a green and leafy borough.

We do this by checking the trees regularly and carrying out essential work to remove hazards.

Our aim is to manage the tree population by appropriate and sensitive maintenance so that we create a healthy, pleasant and safe environment now and make sure there is enough canopy cover for the future. In doing so, we want  to lead by example by showing the value we place on trees and on their contribution to Rushmoor's environment.

Our pdf icon Tree risk management plan [706kb] provides details of our tree surveys and inspections.

We also plant trees throughout Rushmoor, usually in areas that currently have few trees. Let us know if you would like to pdf icon sponsor a tree [284kb].

We will carry out work

  • To improve sight lines and remove obstructions to footpaths
  • To remove dead, dying or dangerous trees
  • Where branches are close to buildings or hang excessively low over roads, footpaths and parking spaces
  • To prevent damage to property where there is strong evidence the tree or roots are the potential cause

We will not carry out work

  • For light or shade
  • To remove falling leaves, twigs, small diameter branches, flowers, seeds, fruit or honeydew
  • To reduce size
  • Where they affect the transmitted signal reception (for instance television or radio)
  • Where there are problems with allergies
  • To prevent children climbing trees

Please see the pdf icon Tree maintenance policy [285kb] for further details.

Where to get further help

Trees on council or highway land

To let us know about a problem or concern, please contact our Customer Services team using the contact details on this page.

Trees on private land

We are not able to carry out tree works, except in exceptional circumstances.

Useful websites

There are lots of websites offering information on trees and how to manage them. These include:

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