Trees on private land
As a landowner you must make sure your trees don't pose a risk to other people on or next to your land. You must regularly inspect your trees and carry out any necessary work such as removing deadwood if it presents a risk to people or property.
The Contact the Arboricultural Association to find a qualified professional if you are not sure.will help you decide if a tree is dangerous.
If you think a tree on someone else's property is dangerous you should always speak to the landowner before contacting us. If you're unhappy with the landowner's response, or think the tree could become a serious hazard, then contact us.
We may be able to ask the owner of the tree to carry out any work to the tree under the Miscellaneous Provisions Act (1976). This will depend on the circumstances, and we can only do this if the tree is imminently dangerous.
We have no power to deal with trees causing a general nuisance such as shading or leaf fall except for evergreen hedges.
If the tree is on private land, but obstructing a road or footpath, you should report this to Derbyshire County Council or by phone on 01629 533190
Trees in parks
Contact us if a tree in a park or open space is dangerous.
If you need to speak with someone urgently or you are contacting us outside of our usual office opening hours please call
0345 129 7777 and you will be put through to our emergency out of hours team.
High Peak Housing tenants
If you're a council tenant and suspect that a tree on your property is dangerous, you should contact us as soon as possible.