We are responsible for council owned trees in streets, parks and open spaces, council houses, cemeteries and leisure centres.
We are also responsible for:
- the planning and maintenance of 59 publicly accessible council owned woodlands within the borough
- the statutory protection of trees, mostly on privately owned land
- advising on the development of land with trees present - see Protected Trees and Woodlands page for more information.
- various types of tree work as specified on the downloadable Tree Policy and Risk management Plan
Climate & Biodiversity Emergency for Doncaster
The tree policy is currently under review to ensure that it reflects Doncaster's current priorities for tree management, environmental conservation and local decision-making processes.
We can help you with any of the following:
- reporting the need for work on council owned trees - both routine work (e.g. overhanging branches) and dangerous / damaged trees
- requesting an inspection and / or advice on a Council owned tree whether it is subject to statutory protection or not
- checking whether trees are subject to statutory protection and if owners have consent to carry out work
- making an application to carry out work on protected trees
- requesting the planting of trees on council land
- requesting general advice on the planting and maintenance of trees
- requesting the protection of trees
- submitting a complaint in relation to a high hedge
- checking whether consent is needed to remove a hedgerow
Having a problem with a tree?
If you believe the problem is dangerous and could cause an emergency situation,
please ring during office hours (Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5pm) 01302 736000 or outside of these hours 01302 323444.
Please complete the eform below to report trees that have fallen or that are non-urgent.
What is classed as a dangerous tree?
- A tree that is in danger of falling over due to disease or damage
- A tree hit by a vehicle
- A tree or large branch which has fallen onto a highway, and is causing obstruction
- A branch that is hanging or likely to fall off
You can also report the problem by phone on 01302 736000.
Seen someone damaging a tree?
- If the damage is happening now please phone 01302 736000
- If the damage has happened previously please report as non-urgent
What happens next?
We will inspect and make safe dangerous trees within 24 hours.
Other tree works will be inspected within 12 days and prioritised on a risk basis. High priority trees will be worked on within 13 weeks, medium priority within 28 weeks and low priority within 52 weeks.
- Doncaster Green Infrastructure Strategy
- Download (3.93MB - PDF)
- Mature Tree Care
- Download (306KB - PDF)
- Pruning young trees fact sheet
- Download (170KB - PDF)
- Tree hazards fact sheet-2
- Download (259KB - PDF)
- Tree Policy and Tree Risk Management Plan Revised 2021 v.8
- Download (736KB - PDF)