Trees and Grass


Problems with our trees

Trees in Parks and Open Spaces Roadside/Highways Trees

On land owned by the Borough we deal with:

  • The health of the tree
  • The safety of the tree
  • A fallen tree
  • Damage being caused by the tree

We don’t deal with a tree if it is about:

  • Light or shading
  • Blocked TV signals
  • Falling leaves or seeds
  • Overhanging branches

Other locations:

Trees that are on Golding Homes land are maintained by Golding Homes.

Trees that border the highway are maintained by Kent County Council’s Highways Department.

Trees that border onto a public right of way are maintained by the land owner. To find out who owns a piece of land you should contact the Land Registry.

    If there is a problem with one of our trees, try to get as much information as you can about the tree before reporting it to us. This includes the exact location and any nearby landmarks.

    For queries about trees and grass cutting on Maidstone Borough Council property please contact parksandopenspaces@maidstone.gov.uk

    Private Trees

    Private trees that:

    • Border the highway are maintained by Kent County Council’s Highways Department.
    • Border onto a public right of way are maintained by the land owner. To find out who owns a piece of land you should contact the Land Registry.
    • Are on Golding Homes land are maintained by Golding Homes.
    • Are on land owned by a housing association are maintained by the housing association responsible. For example, Hyde Housing would be responsible for trees on their land.
    • Are on privately owned land are maintained by the land owner. To find out who owns a piece of land you should contact the Land Registry.

    Before carrying out any work to trees you'll need to check whether it has a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) on it or is located in a conservation area, by using our online form.

    Grass

    Grass that:

    • Borders the highway is maintained by Kent County Council’s Highways Department.
    • Borders a public right of way is maintained by the land owner. To find out who owns a piece of land you should contact the Land Registry.
    • Is on Golding Homes land is maintained by Golding Homes.
    • Is on land owned by a housing association is maintained by the housing association responsible. For example, Hyde Housing would be responsible for grass on their land.
    • Is on privately owned land is maintained by the land owner. To find out who owns a piece of land you should contact the Land Registry.

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