Roadside trees and hedges

Most hedges and trees overhanging public roads and footways are privately owned and the landowner must look after them. We can only get involved if there is an immediate danger such as a fallen branch across a footway or road.

We do have a responsibility to look after highway trees and hedges. Highway trees are usually trees with roots on the footway. Highway hedges usually have a road or footway on both sides. 

Find out more about tree maintenance, who is responsible and when you can report a problem. 

Contact us

Report a problem online

If you consider a highways issue to be dangerous, or an emergency, please call us on:

0300 123 5020
(8:30am – 5:00pm)

0300 123 5025
(after 5pm and before 8:30am, including weekends)

Floor 6
Delamere House

Delamere Street Crewe

Page last reviewed: 01 February 2022