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.
Ourprovides details of our tree surveys and inspections.
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
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Where to get further help
Trees on council land
To let us know about a problem or concern, please contact our Customer Services team using the contact details below.
Trees on highway land
If a tree stands on highway land, please contact Hampshire County Council, which is the highways authority. This is likely to be a tree growing on a grass verge directly beside either the road or a footpath.
Trees on private land
We are not able to carry out tree works, except in exceptional circumstances.
Find out about the different ways that the important trees in Rushmoor are protected by Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) and conservation areas, please visit our protected trees page.
There are lots of websites offering information on trees and how to manage them. These include:
- Arboricultural Association is a charity that promotes the understanding of trees and has lists of consultants and contractors
- Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities provides guidance on managing trees
- Department for Transport provides guidance on managing trees
- Forestry Commission provides guidance on managing trees
- Forest Research provides advice on tree health issues
- Institute of Chartered Foresters promotes good tree management
- Trees for Cities promotes the benefits of trees and of planting them
- Woodland Trust promotes the benefits of trees and of planting them