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Trees - arboriculture and preservation orders

Tree preservation orders

If you are planning to remove or prune a tree our Planning and building standards office can tell you if it has a Tree Preservation Order (TPO).

If there is a TPO the arboriculture team will visit and let you know if the work you want to do is appropriate. If you live in a conservation area, you will need to give your local planning office six weeks' notice before you intend to prune or fell trees. There is no charge for a tree preservation order.

If you think a tree or group of trees should be protected, you should contact your local Planning and building standards office explaining where they are and why you think they should be protected. We will assess your suggestion based on the contribution the trees make to the area.

New Tree preservation orders