We are responsible for ensuring that trees that are outside the highway boundary, but within falling distance of the carriageway, are safe.
To comply with this our highway inspectors carry out scheduled safety inspections that include the identification of dangerous trees.
Our policy is to carry out maintenance work on an as needs basis, on trees that are our responsibility.
In situations where trees form the boundary of the highway or are in adjacent land they are the responsibility of the landowner/householder.
If these trees are identified as placing the safety of the highway user in jeopardy, we will request that the necessary work is carried out to remove the danger.