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
Please note that we will not deal with trees on private land unless it is causing a problem on publicly owned land.
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 378 6002 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.