Tree emergencies

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.



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