Trees and woodlands which contribute to the local environment can be protected by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). Trees in conservation areas have similar protection.
It is against the law to cut down or damage a protected tree.
You must give us notice if you plan to carry out any works to the following:
- Trees or woodland covered by a TPO
- Trees or woodland located in a conservation area (we must be given at least six weeks notice).
Works include pruning or removing a tree.
How do I know if a tree is protected?
You can find out if a tree or woodland is covered by a TPO or located in a conservation area by completing our online form. You can also contact us to request a copy of a TPO for conveyancing or ask us if a tree is council-owned.
How to tell us if you plan to carry out works
You must tell us if you plan to carry out works to trees covered by a TPO or located in a conservation area. To do this: