Salisbury City Council are responsible for over two thousand trees across the parish. These range from specimen trees planted in our parks to the many trees in our two woodlands (The Folly and Harnham Slope).

We are proud to look after magnificent ancient trees such as the Cedar of Lebanon in Bourne Hill Gardens and all the younger trees planted in the city that are a legacy for future generations.

In the past few years we have planted many new trees, including Community Orchards and Memorial Trees. We always endeavour to replace a felled tree but we also consider succession planting and try to put in new trees every winter.

The Parks Department are guided by our Tree Policy, which covers frequently asked questions by residents who have our trees on the boundary of their properties, as well as our aims and objectives when caring for trees.

All our parks and open spaces are inspected on a regular basis but do get in touch if you have concerns or a query about a particular tree on our land.

Many of our spaces are in conservation areas and we work closely with officers at Wiltshire Council when we commission work on trees in these areas. For more details on trees in conservation areas please click here.


Bourne HIll Cedar of Lebanon 2

Photo of Cedar of Lebanon in Bourne Hill Gardens


Churchill Gardens - photo by Tim Kidner  

Photo of Churchill Gardens taken by Tim Kidner


Harnham Slope summer

Photo of the trees on Harnham Slope