Warwick District Council is responsible for managing around 19 000 individual tree on Council owned land, together with many groups of trees and small copses and around 145 Ha (250 acres) of woodlands, including the newly acquired Oakley Wood near Bishops Tachbrook.
In addition to caring for its own trees, Warwick District Council manages over 8 000 trees in pavements and highways verges within the District’s urban areas on behalf of Warwickshire County Council.
In 1999 the District Council adopted a Tree and Woodland Strategy to provide an overall framework for managing trees in the district. The strategy recognises that Warwick District is fortunate to have benefited from the foresight of earlier generations who planted trees throughout the District’s towns. It seeks to ensure that trees continue to make an important contribution to the character of the District for generations to come. The Tree and Woodland Strategy is currently being reviewed by a working party consisting of Councillors from all main political groups and Council Officers from both Warwick District Council and Warwickshire County Council.
The working party have agreed a set of guidelines for dealing with requests from residents to have trees pruned. These policies seek to:
- Ensure a balance is struck between the environment and the needs and wants of individual residents
- Form the basis for prioritising the use of the limited funds available for tree maintenance at present.
- Establish a consistent and transparent framework for judging requests for tree pruning.
Read the council’s ‘Policies for Pruning Council Managed Trees’.
Read the council's Tree & Woodland Strategy (194KB pdf)