Chalara dieback of Ash trees
For the latest guidance and information about Ash tree dieback please visit the DEFRA website.
Trees may be protected by either a Tree Preservation Order or by virtue of being within a Conservation Area. If either of these is the case it is usually necessary to gain permission from the Council’s Planning service before carrying out work.
In some circumstances it may also be necessary to obtain a felling licence from the Forestry Commission.
Find out more about protected trees
Applications to carry out work to protected trees are handled by council's Planning and Engineering service. You can search for details of recent applications using the website.
Search for tree work applications
If you have concerns about a high hedge the council may be able to help in certain circumstances.
Find out more about high hedges and the council’s powers
Caring for your own trees
Picking a good tree surgeon can be a difficult task and getting it wrong can be disastrous. Warwick District Council is not able to recommend tree surgeons, but we can provide some advice on how to find a suitable arborist.
Find out about selecting an arborist
Managing the council’s trees
Warwick District Council manages over 27 000 individual trees in parks, open spaces and along the highway. We also manage many groups of trees and, in partnership with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, several woodlands.
Find out more about the council’s tree management, Read the Council's Tree & Woodland Strategy (194KB pdf)
The national strategy for England's Trees, Woods and Forests is the responsibility of DEFRA
More on the Stragegy for England's Trees, Woods and Forests
The lead partner in delivering this strategy is the Forestry Commission, who have produced a delivery plan.
More on the delivery plan for the ETWF
Warwick District Council submitted it's views to the government during the development of the strategy.
View WDC's response to the Government (PDF, 83kB)
More about trees
Find out more about the benefits of urban trees
Whom to contact
Sometimes it's difficult to know whom you should contact if you have a query about trees. It all depends on where the tree is and who owns it.
Find out whom to contact about trees
Frequently asked questions
Browse the most frequently asked questions about trees
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