We carry out sightline pruning during May and June each year and the annual prune which takes around five months to complete is carried out between October and February. Hedge cutting is carried out in the autumn, after the bird nesting season. More details on each of these operations can be found below. Sightline Pruning Sightline pruning is carried out during May and June. It is the pruning back of any shrubs belonging to the Council that are causing or threatening to cause a nuisance or danger to pedestrians or vehicles, by affecting sightlines or encroaching over paths, roads, or hard surfaces. Please see below the route order that the sightline pruning will be completed in: Bilbrook Codsall Perton Pattingham and Patshull Trysull and Seisdon Lower Penn Wombourne Himley Swindon Enville Bobbington Kinver Featherstone and Brinsford Hilton Saredon Hatherton Shareshill Essington Great Wyrley Cheslyn Hay Huntington Penkridge Acton Trussell, Bednall and Teddesley Hay Dunston and Coppenhall Lapley, Stretton and Wheaton Aston Blymhill and Weston-under-Lizard Brewood and Coven Annual Pruning The annual prune commences in October and takes five months to complete. As well as undertaking work as detailed within sightline pruning, the annual prune includes reducing shrubs in height for the purpose of building a strong framework, maintaining shape and balance thus keeping shrubs healthy and vigorous, so producing the maximum amount of flowering wood. Arisings are either removed or chipped back into the shrub bed to act as a mulch. Please see below the route order that the annual prune will be completed in: Perton Pattingham Wombourne Swindon Bobbington Kinver Featherstone Essington Cheslyn Hay Great Wyrley Huntington Penkridge Brewood Coven Bilbrook Codsall Hedge Cutting Hedge cutting is carried out on an annual basis in the autumn, after the bird nesting season.