Ash dieback information

We are working as part of and in association with the Devon Ash Dieback Resilience Forum convened by Devon County Council as part of a joined up approach to the disease. We will be open to sharing information gathered where it is requested and keep up to date with the latest advice and assistance provided by other Local Authorities as well as DEFRA, National Tree Safety Group, Forestry Commission, Forest Research, Arboriculture Association, The Tree Council and any other recognised industry bodies.

 

Who is responsible for diseased trees?

 

Tree owners have a legal duty to maintain their trees in a reasonably safe condition. Exeter City Council is not responsible for the management of privately owned trees. If you feel that a tree on private land is dangerous please follow the advice in the link below:

https://www.trees.org.uk/Help-Advice/Help-for-Tree-Owners/Guide-to-Trees-and-the-Law

 

To report ash dieback for trees that are not owned by Exeter City Council, please report your findings to Forest Research using the Tree Alert link: https://treealert.forestresearch.gov.uk/

 

Exeter City Council is only responsible for the trees growing on council property.  Trees on major roads or highways are the responsibility of Devon County Council and will not be dealt with by us. Further information can be found on the Devon County Council website https://www.devon.gov.uk/roadsandtransport/maintaining-roads/trees-and-vegetation/tree-maintenance/

or you can email them at: customer@devon.gov.uk

 

Further information can be obtained from

The Tree Council

Natural Devon

Devon County Council

Devon Wildlife Trust

 

When this content has been updated

Last updated 2 May 2019