East Hampshire is a well wooded district with approximately 17% of its area covered by trees. It is one of the most wooded districts in the country.
Trees make a significant contribution to its fine natural qualities and we take our responsibility to protect and enhance these qualities seriously.
EHDC has three Arboricultural Officers. They are responsible for over 900 Tree Preservation Orders and for giving advice to planning Officers on tree issues on development sites.
You can see details of all TPOs and all tree applications received and check if you are in a conservation area by using our online map.
Trees on highway verges
Enquiries about trees on highway verges should be directed to Hampshire County Council Highways department. You can report a problem online or call 0300 555 1388.
Felling generally is controlled by the Forestry Commission.
If more than 5 cubic metres of timber per calendar quarter is to be felled then a felling licence would be required.
The requirements of the regulations controlling the removal of trees are set out in the Forestry Act 1967.
For further information including details of grants for planting and management of woodland visit the Forestry Commission website.
Before appointing a contractor to undertake work to your tree make sure that it is not protected by a Tree Preservation Order or is growing in a Conservation Area, or, if so, that you have the necessary consent.
You are also advised to:
- Get at least 3 written quotations
- Make sure that the contractor has included “removal of all arisings” (the timber and debris) from the site in the quotation
- Ensure the contractor carries sufficient public liability insurance (usually £5,000,000).
We provide this information to assist residents but cannot accept responsibility for work carried out.
You can also look up contractors on the Arboricultural Association website.
Details of local contractors
|Acacia Tree Surgeons||19 The Roundabouts
|Adam Gibson Treecare Specialist||4 Sundale Cottages
|01420 538797 / 07786 704211|
|Andrew Murray Tree Surgeons||17 Upper Grove Road
|Arbro Tree Surgeons||16 Five Heads Road
|023 9200 3314|
|Arbrook Tree Care||2 Forty Acre Cottages
|01730 823914 or
|Cedardale Arboricultural Specialists||3 Orchard Close
|01256 763162 or
|DNB Tree Surgery Ltd||Bensgreen Farm
|01730 827656 or
|Graham Taylor||8 Windmill Drive
|01428 713427 or
Paul Knight Tree Services
New Buildings Farm
01730 260001 or