Derby is proud its trees in our parks, open spaces and streets and many residents enjoy living in a leafy and green environment.
Trees are major capital assets and bring a sense of relaxation to our bustling city and provide us with many benefits. Streetpride manage and maintain all Council-owned trees throughout the city.
For tree-related problems next to the highway, on parks and open spaces, cemeteries and any other Council land, please contact Streetpride directly.
If you are a Derby Homes tenant, or wish to report a tree-related problem on Derby Homes land, please contact Derby Homes directly.
For emergencies outside these hours, please contact Careline on 01332 256060.
Streetpride do not carry out work on trees:
These roads are maintained by the Highways Agency.
Schools are responsible for trees in their grounds. We do tree works on schools trees if a school asks us to do so.
We cannot impose our tree management policy on schools, but we do recommend it to them as a guide for good tree management.
If you have tree issues, please contact the school concerned.
The main reason for pruning or felling is to maintain trees in a safe condition and remove legal nuisance.
We only prune trees if they are causing a nuisance such as:
Tree work that we will not normally consider carrying out include:
In all these cases, the Council must provide authorisation before a tree can be pruned or removed. Sometimes we will need to involve structural or highway engineers in the decision.
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When we have to remove a tree we will normally replant another in the same place, or as near as we can.
We will not remove trees for this and pruning or spraying does not resolve this problem.
Aphids feed on the sap from the leaves of some trees. While feeding they discharge a sugar solution.
The sugar solution does not affect paintwork on cars if washed regularly. Washing will also prevent any growth of sooty mould on other surfaces.
Aphids are a seasonal problem that is less of an issue some years than others.
Pruning will not help this problem as trees will quickly replace removed leaves.
Leaves and seeds are carried freely on the wind and are outside our control. Clearing of leaves from gutters and pathways and weeding are normal routine seasonal maintenance that property owners are expected to carry out.
Street cleansing should prevent leaves fruits and seeds causing a problem. For more information on when your street is cleaned, please contact Streetpride.
Although inconvenient, this is not a good enough reason to remove the tree. Pruning will not solve this problem as birds will sit on the remaining branches.