Trees in Sunderland
Sunderland City Council is committed to preserving and enhancing trees and woodland within its control.
Trees may be protected by either a Tree Preservation Order or by virtue of being within a Conservation Area
Caring for your own trees
Choosing a tree surgeon or arborist can be a difficult proposition and if not done properly could lead to injury, damage to property and irrevocable damage to your trees
Benefits of trees
Trees play an extremely important role in the landscape and environmental quality of an area however it is very difficult to quantify or justify these benefits
Who to contact
Some times it's difficult to know who to contact if you have a question about trees. It depends on who owns the tree and where it is growing
Planning - high hedges
If you have concerns about a high hedge the council may be able to help in certain circumstances
Downloadable forms (including a brief description for each) that relate to trees and working on trees
Ash tree infection
A highly contagious infection - Ash Die-back - can wipe out the affected tree and spread to other Ash trees extremely quickly.
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