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Trees & woodlands in Sheffield

Brincliffe Edge Treescape

Sheffield boasts some of the finest tree cover, woodlands and countryside in Britain with a third of the city lying in the Peak District National Park, and more woodland cover (over 10%) than any other city in the country as well as over 2 million trees.

This makes Sheffield a wonderfully attractive place to live work and visit.

We plant trees across the city and involve people of all ages and diversities.


Tree-related Enquiries

There are leaflets below about:

  • Commemorative Woodland Benches / Tree Scheme
  • Japanese Knotweed


Work We Can Do

To ensure the trees are safe and do not cause a hazard to the public, maintenance work has to be prioritised on a Health and Safety basis.

We are able to carry out work for the following:

  • Uprooting/fallen trees

  • Structurally unsound trees

  • Broken, hanging, fallen branches

  • Dead, dying or diseased trees

  • Low branches over paths in parks, woodlands or open spaces

  • Branches touching property

We are unable to carry out work for the following:

  • Trees which are considered too large

  • Falling leaves or fruit

  • Falling blossom or sap

  • Trees blocking light or causing shade

  • Trees obstructing telephone wires

  • Trees obstructing TV/satellite reception

A Tree Survey training course

How You Can Help

Please report problems to us and if possible, please tell us:

  • What the problem is

  • The exact location of the tree e.g. on land behind house number and road name

  • Please leave a contact number in case we need to contact you about your enquiry


Any tree or branch that is causing immediate danger to either people or property is treated as an emergency. For example:

  • Tree is snapped or blown over

  • Tree is rocking - roots are damaged

  • A large branch has broken off or is hanging off

  • Tree or branch is blocking highway or footpath

  • Tree or branch is blocking access to property

  • Tree has fallen on to house or car

What to do

If the tree requires immediate attention, please contact us.

If the tree is causing an immediate danger to highway users, please call the Police on 999.

Tell us:

  • The exact location of the tree

  • A contact name and telephone number in case we need to contact you for more details

Poplar tree failure in Longley Park (2005)

Not an emergency, but possibly dangerous

A tree may be dangerous and not post an immediate threat to safety. These trees can be dealt with in normal office hours. Symptoms that may mean that a tree is dangerous include:

  • Bark loose and falling off

  • Mushrooms or bracket fungi growing on or near the tree

  • Old splits and cracks in the trunk or large branches

  • Tree has few or no leaves in summer

Tell us:

  • Your name, address details and/or telephone number, so that we can contact you for further details if necessary

  • The exact location of the tree

What we do when we receive notice of a dangerous tree

  • We record your enquiry

  • We will prioritise the inspection from the information you have provided and send a Tree Officer to inspect the condition of the tree

  • We will carry out any appropriate action to remedy or alleviate the danger within a reasonable timescale. This may involve contacting other services for legal advice or action.

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  • Modified: Nov 18, 2013 3:03:56 PM