Tree Policy

Tree Policy

Our Tree Policy is about how we will protect and care for Newcastle's trees, hedges and woodlands and how we hope to plant more trees, in suitable places, to help improve Newcastle's environment.


If you need any further details please contact:

Landscape and Ecology Section


Phone: 0191 278 7878 and ask for Planning.

If you would like to report any issues with a Council tree, including those on YHN properties, please see our tree, shrub and hedge maintenance page.

If you would like to discuss a protected tree – with a Tree Preservation Order, or within a conservation area - contact or phone 0191 278 7878 and ask for Planning.

You can find out if a tree is protected, via our interactive map on the TPO Trees page.

Did you know?

Research proves that humans feel better when they are in the company of trees. Even in urban areas we require contact with the natural world and trees bring this right into city centres, minimizing the impact of the built environment by providing colour, shade and shelter. They act as way-markers and signposts for us and provide homes for wildlife. Trees are integral to our wellbeing, health and quality of life.

A recent Canopy study measured Newcastle’s area of tree canopy cover at 18.1%, which is slightly above the national average.

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