Dutch Elm Disease

What is Dutch Elm disease?

Dutch elm disease has killed millions of elm trees in the UK since its arrival in 1971.  In partnership with other local authorities, a control zone was set up in 1973 to limit the spread of the disease in East Sussex...

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Trees and hedges

Which hedges and tress are we responsible for?

Trees or hedges which are overhanging the highway from private land are the responsibility of the land owner. 

We are responsible for the maintenance of all trees on highway land.

Trees in Eastbourne and...

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