Protected trees A guide to tree preservation orders and works on protected trees. Building near a tree As a local authority, we have a statutory duty to consider the protection and planting of trees when we are granting planning permission for a proposed development. Trees on neighbouring property or land A guide to common law rights, communicating with neighbours, dangerous trees on neighbouring land and damage caused by neighbouring trees. Report a dangerous tree A guide to reporting dangerous trees to the landowner. Tree surgeons and consultants A list of arboricultural contractors that operate in the Elmbridge area. High hedges How to make a complaint if your home is affected by a high hedge. How we look after our trees As a landowner, we must meet certain obligations to trees on land which we own or maintain. Oak processionary moth Information on health risks from the oak processionary moth and how to report sightings.