Tree preservation orders and trees or shrubs in a conservation area

Any works to trees and shrubs within a Conservation area or to trees covered by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) require consent.

It is an offence to cut down, top, lop, uproot, damage or destroy a protected tree without first obtaining approval.


Guide to using our interactive map (PDF)

Applying for consent

If you wish to undertake felling or any form of pruning to any protected tree you need to complete an application form.

Tree Preservation Order application form (PDF)

Application guidance notes (PDF)

Further information about the TPO process or to find out about a specific TPO, please contact us.

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