Local planning authorities have the statutory right to protect trees on public and private land from damage or destruction.

A Tree Preservation Order is a formal legislation making it an offence to cut down, uproot or prune a tree without approval from the Council.

All types of trees may be protected.

An application is required to carry out works to trees which are protected by a TPO. To check if a tree has a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) please complete our on-line TPO Enquiry Form or call our Customer Service team on 01395 571710.

If a tree has a Tree Preservation Order or is in a conservation area you will need to complete and submit a Works to Trees Application.