How we look after trees
Trees are a vital part of the landscape and should be seen as an asset rather than a liability. The district is fortunate in having a large number of trees but concerns can arise when trees grow near the highway or property. The Council strives to maintain the tree population in a healthy, safe and sustainable manner.
Many of the trees in the district are the responsibility of Waveney District Council and we also exercise an influence over other trees on land we do not own. Typically, council-owned trees are in parks and playing fields, open spaces, housing estates, car parks, cemeteries and closed churchyards.
Waveney District Council undertakes the management of the highways trees in the district on behalf of Suffolk County Council. Trees on private land may be within a conservation area or have Preservation Orders protecting them. Permission for pruning or felling these trees must be formally sought from the Council's Planning Department. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01502 523075 for further details.