We are working as part of and in association with the Devon Ash Dieback Resilience Forum. This was convened by Devon County Council as part of a joined up approach to the disease. We will be open to sharing information gathered where it is requested. We will keep up to date with the latest advice and assistance provided by other parties:
- Local Authorities
- National Tree Safety Group
- Forestry Commission
- Forest Research
- Arboriculture Association
- The Tree Council and any other recognised industry bodies
Who is responsible for diseased trees?
Tree owners have a legal duty to maintain their trees in a reasonably safe condition. Exeter City Council is not responsible for the management of privately owned trees. If you feel that a tree on private land is dangerous please follow the advice from the Arboricultural Association.
To report ash dieback for trees that are not owned by us, please report your findings to Forest Research using the Tree Alert website
We are only responsible for the trees growing on council property. Trees on major roads or highways are the responsibility of Devon County Council and will not be dealt with by us. Further information can be found on the Devon County Council website. You can also email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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