We maintain council-owned trees.
When prioritising work we consider:
- the species of tree
- the health of the tree
- the age of the tree
- where the tree is growing
- health and safety
We consider requests for tree maintenance, but low priority is given to:
- minor property encroachment
- TV and satellite signal interference
- trees shading property
We won't normally remove healthy trees.
Trees we maintain
In most cases we are responsible for trees growing in:
- roadside verges
- parks and open spaces
- amenity greens
In most cases we are not responsible for trees growing in:
- private residential housing estates
- private gardens
- housing association properties
- private business property
If there's a problem with a tree for which we're responsible, you can report it below. Please tell us as much as you can to help us investigate.
Report tree problems affecting streets
If a tree or other vegetation hangs over a road or footpath so it affects the movement of traffic, pedestrians or cyclists, you can report it as a highway problem. You can also report it as a highway problem if it covers a street light, a lit sign or a lit bollard.
Simply zoom-in on the map of Thurrock and – if the problem hasn't been reported already – make a new report using the map to show us where the problem is. You can check back later for progress updates.
Report other problems with council-owned trees
To report any other problem with a council-owned tree, use the online form below. If you login before reporting the problem, you can check back later for progress updates.