Tree surveying and felling

East Sussex Highways will be undertaking a network survey of all the Unclassified roads in the county. You may therefore notice some spray painted dots on trees, the colour do not denote anything different, it simply depends on what colour is in stock. The dots signify that a safety defect has been spotted and that remedial works have been recommended for the tree.

Both private and East Sussex County Council trees are being surveyed. If a private tree is marked, we will notify the land owner and make them aware of the works that are necessary on the marked tree(s), however, we will also suggest that they have the rest of their trees adjacent to the highway privately assessed for other issues. If the trees are owned by ESCC they will be entered into a works programme.

If you have any questions, please direct them to East Sussex Highways. 0345 608 01902