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, Trysull, Seisdon, Lower Penn, Wombourne, Himley, Swindon, Enville, Bobbington, Kinver, Featherstone, Hilton, Saredon, Hatherton, Shareshill, Essington, Great Wyrley, Cheslyn Hay, Huntington, Penkridge, Acton Trussel, Dunston and Coppenhall, Lapley, Stretton, Wheaton Aston, Blymhill, Weston Under Lizard, Brewood and Coven. Annual Pruning The annual prune throughout the district is carried out between November and February. 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 pruning will be completed in: Wheaton Aston, Weston Under Lizard, Penkridge and Huntington, Wedges Mills, Cheslyn Hay, Great Wyrley, Essington, Featherstone, Shareshill, Coven, Brewood, Bilbrook, Codsall, Kinver, Bobbington, Swindon, Wombourne, Pattingham and Perton. Hedge Cutting Hedge cutting is carried out on an annual basis in the autumn, after the bird nesting season.