Trees

Trees and blue sky

We are responsible for managing Solihull Council owned trees within the borough.

Report a dangerous or fallen tree

If a tree on Solihull Council owned land is dangerous or causing a health and safety risk please call us on 0121 704 8000. 

Trees on private land

We do not deal with trees on private land unless they are causing a problem on Solihull Council owned land.

How to report an issue with a tree

If the tree that's causing a problem isn't on land we own there are other ways you can get help: 

  • Removal of lower branches to provide clearance for pedestrians
  • Pruning to remove deceased branches
  • Pruning to maintain clearance of buildings when branches are within 1 metre of your property
  • Removal of dead or hazardous trees
  • Remedial work following damage
  • Pruning back for streetlights or signs (This can be for any land)
  • Stump removal following works
  • Pruning to stop blocking light to houses or gardens, there is no legal right to light
  • Pruning to prevent falling of leaves, seeds or fruit, fallen leaves can make good compost
  • Pruning or tree removal due to TV reception, you should speak to your provider for help with your signal
  • Pruning for honeydew or sap, this is a natural substance that does not damage cars
  • Pruning branches overhanging your garden - you can cut this back up to your boundary. Works should not damage the health of the tree in any way.
  • Pruning for tall trees - tall trees are not in and themselves a health and safety risk
  • Squirrels or animals entering property by trees - secure the entrance hole to prevent access
  • Birds nesting, roosting or fouling from trees
  • Insects that are located in or around trees

To request work to a tree please call us on 0121 704 8000.

During times of high demand it can take:

  • up to 3 months to inspect a tree; and
  • a further 3 months for any identified work to be completed.

We prioritise work on trees that are causing a health and safety risk.

We may not undertake work on a tree if we inspect it and find this to be non-essential.

Planting our Future

We have committed to planting 250,000 trees over the next 10 years through local engagement with schools, residents, businesses and community groups with added support from Solihull Tree Wardens.

Visit the Love Solihull website for more information on the 'Planting Our Future' campaign.