Find out how to report overgrown hedges, shrubs, tree roots and weed control.
Overgrown vegetation on property and private land
Property owners are responsible for ensuring that vegetation, including any tree, hedge or shrub is not extending beyond their boundary and encroaching onto public footpaths, public right-of-ways or obstructing the view of motorists.
If you feel any of the above has overgrown or obstructing a sightline, pavement, road or sign, you can report it to us.
Hedges and shrubs are pruned regularly but the timing and frequency depends on a number of factors including the location and the species.
Parks and green spaces: Hedges in parks are pruned once a year (regardless of species)
Roads: Hedges may be pruned more frequently where traffic sightlines need to be considered
Hedges: Hedges are cut once each year on a scheduled basis, usually during the period July to October
We aim to avoid, wherever possible, the cutting of hedges during the bird nesting season.
We take action if a hedge, tree or shrub overhangs onto a road or footpath which endangers or obstructs the passage of vehicles or pedestrians, or obstructs or inteferes with the view of drivers of vehicles or a light from a public streetlamp.