6. Will overhanging branches be pruned?
The Council will normally only prune overhanging branches into a neighbouring property (e.g. overhanging a fence or hedge) where the branches are causing an active nuisance. Examples of this include branches touching roofs, chimneys or windows.
Residents have the common law right to prune overhanging branches back to the boundary line (see 13 below). It is strongly recommended that a professional tree surgeon is used for the works. A list of contractors provided by the Arboricultural Association.
Anyone who wants to undertake common law works to Councils trees must gain the permission of the Council before they enter our land.