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Tree management

The Tree and Landscape Officer advises on all arboricultural matters including Tree Preservation Orders and trees in Conservation Areas. 

Advice is also given on landscaping requirements in connection with planning applications. See our guidance Supplementary Planning Guidance – Landscaping on Development Sites (PDF, 20 pages, 4204kb) regarding landscaping on development sites.

The removal of hedgerows is legally subject to notification to the Council. For further advice on the Hedgerow Regulations contact the Customer Services - Place team.

For further information on trees, hedges and other landscape queries, please submit an Enquiry Form.

The Woodland Trust can offer information on ancient trees, for further information visit The Woodland Trust websiteThere is also an opportunity for landowners to tap into funding for hedgerow and woodland planting as part of the “Northern Forest” initiative. 

For High Hedge information and a guide to the new legalisation please visit GOV.UK.

If you'd like to plant trees around Ryedale, there are some tree planting funds available to communities

The Woodland Trust is giving away hundreds of thousands of trees to communities and schools in an effort to get over a million of new trees planted in the UK.






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Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

Email: Contact the Council

Phone: 01653 600666

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