Who is responsible for trees next to roads and footpaths?

Devon County Council Highways are responsible for the overall safety of trees alongside footpaths and highways.  You can report a problem on the Report a Highways Issue page.

Dangerous trees alongside footpaths and highways are generally not within the responsibility of the council. However, if you are unsure please check the interactive mapping.

If you have identified through our interactive mapping we do own the tree(s), please email us with your full postal address, including postcode and contact telephone number, describing the nature of your enquiry.