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Trees

General maintenance

Veolia manage and maintain trees which are on Council owned land and adopted highway.

If you have an enquiry about any of our trees or If there is a non-emergency issue, please contact us either via our contact form or by emailing [email protected]

Emergencies

For health and safety issues or if there is a branch/tree blocking a road, please call us on 0300 330 7000

Our tree policy

Download our tree policy for lots of information about trees and tree maintenance in the borough.

Frequently asked questions

We have a factsheet:

Leaf Clearance

Veolia will carry out leaf removal across Northampton on Council owned land and adopted highways within a prescribed schedule, which usually runs between November and January. To ensure they are able to visit all areas, please allow them time to complete their schedule before reporting leaves for removal.

If you do see an area that has been missed after this time you can use our online form . Do not report tree issues on this form.

Protected trees

The Town and Country Planning Acts make provision for the protection of significant trees in the urban environment. Most of these are privately owned.

Trees may be protected in three ways under the planning acts:

Trees may also be protected through restrictions written into the deeds of a property. This is usually a private matter, however, where we are unable to help.

Tree Preservation Orders in Northampton

You can see existing Tree Preservation Orders on our interactive map. Click on 'trees' on the left-hand menu and tick the 'Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs)' box.

Apply for a Tree Preservation Order or a Hedgerow Removal Notice

To apply for a Tree Preservation Order or a Hedgerow Removal Notice we firstly recommend you to contact our Arboricultural Officer for advice, Please call 0300 330 7000 and select the option for Planning & Building Control or email [email protected]

Some advice for private tree owners

  • Always contact the local authority to check whether the trees are protected by a Tree Preservation Order, planning constraints, or being within a conservation area.
  • Always employ a suitable trained professional tree contractor, who is covered by public liability insurance(always ask for proof).
  • Never employ house callers or leaflet droppers touting for tree work.
  • Reputable tree contractors will always have some form of professional identification and qualification proof. Always ask to see it.
  • Reputable tree contractors can be found in the Yellow Pages.

Trees within development sites

Applications for planning permission on sites where trees of amenity value may be affected by the development should be accompanied by a tree survey.

Contact details

Tel: 0300 330 7000

[email protected]