Borough Council of Wellingborough

Public Access (view and comment on planning applications) Our online service for viewing planning applications will be unavailable on 20 and 21 April

This is whilst an upgrade is carried out. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Tree Maintenance

Trees on public land

The council is responsible for tree maintenance in:

  • Streets, parks, open spaces and cemeteries in Wellingborough and Finedon
  • Closed churchyards in the Borough.
  • Council owned industrial units in Wellingborough.

General tree enquiries can be reported to Wellingborough Norse by using the online reporting form

Wellingborough Council has a duty to manage the collective tree stock for the benefit of the wider community and in accordance with good arboricultural practices. To meet its legal obligations the council manages its trees by carrying out programmed tree inspections on a regular basis.  Each inspection involves an assessment of the tree's health and condition and identifies any remedial tree work required.  Any work required is placed in Annual Work Programmes.

Trees on private land

Trees on former Council Housing land (including land around sheltered accommodation) are administered by the social landlord. Please contact Wellingborough Homes.

If a tree is overhanging or obstructing the highway, or is dangerous and is in falling distance of the highway, please report it to Street Doctor.

Tree maintenance

Wellingborough Norse provide a range of tree services including pruning, felling, stump grinding, and consultancy such as inspections and reports. For more information and a quote, please contact Wellingborough Norse.