Trees should be cut back to at least 0.5m behind the kerb line, to a clear height of 5.2m above the carriageway. The council is only responsible for maintaining trees (or hedges) that have been officially adopted or purchased for highway improvements.


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If you have a query about a Tree Preservation Order, a tree in a park or public space, a tree on a pavement or verge, or just wish to discuss a tree in Dorset, complete our online enquiry form.

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Report a hedge, tree or verge issue on the road or pavement