Report suspected illegal tree felling

How to let us know if you think trees have been felled without the necessary permission

Before anyone can cut down trees, they may need to get a felling licence.

In some circumstances there may be exemptions or other permissions that may allow felling to proceed.

Report suspected illegal felling

Call our 24 hour incident line to report suspected illegal felling

We need you to answer as many of the following questions as you can in order for us to be able to investigate your report:

  • can you confirm the exact location of the incident? We need a property or site name, grid reference or post code.
  • can you tell us when the felling started and if it's still happening?
  • can you tell us what was happening?

Please consider whether you would be willing for us to contact you subsequently to obtain further information or to let you know the results of our investigations.

We understand that some situations are sensitive, perhaps due to the proximity of the felling to your property or because of the individuals involved. You may wish to remain anonymous and provide us with basic information only.

Please be assured that we will respect whatever decision you take in this respect. Our primary aim is to encourage the reporting of incidents.