Highway Tree Inspections

a tree being inspected

Norfolk County Council will shortly be carrying out inspections of roadside trees. This will not include all roads within Costessey, only select roads that current data suggest are used most frequently. The primary focus of the inspections is to identify ash trees that are in decline due to ash dieback disease (ADB) and assess whether they are now posing a risk to highway users. The inspection may also pick up other trees that are in a dead or dangerous condition.

Their approach is to remind landowners that 'their trees are their responsibility' and to raise awareness of ash dieback disease. If trees are found in poor condition but not considered imminently dangerous we are fixing notices to the trunks of trees and marking the trees with yellow paint to inform the owner that they may need to take action.

We may contact you in future if we find any particular areas of concern or have a query regarding ownership of an individual tree or tree group.

Community and Environmental Services

Tel: 01603 222112 ashdieback@norfolk.gov.uk

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 15:11 by Nigel Bailey

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