Contact the landowner if you have an enquiry about a tree overhanging your property.
If the land belongs to the council, contact our tree officer using our online enquiry form.
To find out about the ownership of a tree, speak to neighbours and check your property deeds.
If this is not possible contact our tree officer using our online enquiry form.
Felling or pruning trees
In many cases you will not need permission to cut down or prune your trees.
However, a formal application is required if the tree is:
- protected by a Tree Preservation Order
- protected by a condition of a planning permission
- within a Conservation Area. In this case you must give six weeks written notice of your intention to carry out the work
If the work involves a number of tree removals then Felling Permission should be sought from Scottish Forestry.
For further advice contact our countryside officer using our online enquiry form.
Tree management and planting
Our tree officer can also give advice on tree management and planting.
Contact our tree officer using our online enquiry form.