What is an emergency?
Any tree or branch that is causing immediate danger to either people or property in a public place is treated as an emergency. For example:
- Tree is snapped or blown over
- Tree is rocking from the base – roots are damaged
- A large branch has broken off or is hanging off
- Tree or branch is blocking highway or footpath
- Tree has fallen on to house or car
What should I do if I think this is an emergency?
If you consider that the tree requires immediate attention please call Parks and Countryside's Forestry Section on
- (0113) 395 7400 during office hours (8am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday, 8am to 4pm on a Friday)
- (0113) 376 0499 out of normal office hours.
If the tree is causing an immediate danger to highway users, please call the Police on 999.
What information will I need to provide?
- The exact location of the tree
- A contact name and telephone number in case we need to contact you for more details
What we do when we get an emergency call?
Parks and Countryside provide a 24 hour emergency service. When we receive an emergency call we will immediately send a member of our team to assess the problem, and take the necessary steps to remove the danger or make things safe.