Brent has many parks, green spaces and tree-lined streets. These features offer not only aesthetic value but many environmental, health, economic and social benefits too.
We aim to ensure Brent’s trees: contribute positively to the quality of the local environment; do not pose a risk to safety, or of damage to property; and are protected from unnecessary harm.
Trees are inspected regularly to make sure they are healthy and thriving.
Major works, where our contractors use climbing equipment, are performed on a cyclical basis. The cycles vary from two years upwards, depending on factors such as type of tree and distance from houses. We notify local people of major works in advance, with clear signage on the affected tree.
Our Tree Management Policy (.pdf, 771.4kB) aims to improve the understanding of tree issues and sets out how the council will fulfil its commitments, including how we:
- maintain our tree stock
- limit the felling of trees to circumstances where it is essential or advisable
- carry out reactive and emergency inspections when they are necessary
- provide clarity on the circumstances in which the Council will not intervene
- provide public information in advance of planned tree works.
Wherever possible, we will take up opportunities to seek external funding to support the planting of new trees.
Report a tree problem
To report a problem with a tree on one of our streets, please report it online.