Oadby and Wigston Borough Council are responsible for the maintenance of trees and woodlands on Council-owned land across the Borough. This is typically Parks and Public Open Spaces.

The Council is not responsible for trees in private gardens or on privately-owned land. The responsibility lies with the owner of the land on which the tree is growing.

Trees on adopted highways verges are typically managed and maintained by Leicestershire County Council. Enquiries regarding these trees are best directed to their Customer Service team at

Report a problem with a tree

We inspect our trees on a cycle of up to every 3 years to ensure they are safe and not causing damage. Any preventative works we identify from inspections are included on our tree maintenance programme and triaged appropriately so that the most urgent works are carried out as a priority.

Contact us if you think one of our trees is unsafe or has one of these problems. We will do a one-off inspection and where appropriate arrange work. We are unable to update residents on the outcome of our inspections due to limited Council resources and Officer time.

We don’t sort out problems caused by trees, such as:

- falling leaves, fruits, seeds and sap

- light and shading

- branches hanging into your garden

- pollen and allergies

- honeydew deposits (produced by aphids feeding on the leaves of trees)

- roosting birds and droppings

- interference with television reception, telephones and solar panels

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council's Tree Strategy

The Council have prepared a Tree Strategy document which sets out how we will look after our own trees, how we will deal with our protected trees and how we will consider trees and development. The Tree Strategy also includes a helpful "Frequently Asked Questions" section which you may find useful.

OWBC Tree Strategy (PDF Document, 4.81 Mb)

Last updated: Wednesday, 6 October 2021 4:41 pm