Trees on private property

Guide for managing trees on private property.


Hedges are an invaluable part of our environment that help to screen development, provide privacy and also support a wide variety of wildlife.

A high hedge is defined as a line of two or more evergreen or semi-evergreen trees or shrubs, which is higher than two metres.

To report a high hedge dispute with a neighbour to the council, please following our guidance on how to report anti-social behaviour.

For more information about high hedge complaints and the new legislation which allows the council to consider complaints, please see the government's high hedges guidance.