Trees are an important part of our towns and villages, as well as the countryside. We conserve our valuable trees and woodlands through Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs).
A TPO is an order made by a local planning authority about trees or woodlands. They can be served on individual trees, groups of trees or woodlands. They are used to protect trees and woodlands if their removal or changes to them would have a significant impact on the local environment and its enjoyment by the public.
The principal effect of a TPO is to prohibit the cutting down, uprooting, topping, lopping, wilful damage, or destruction of trees without our consent.
Find out if a tree is protected by:
Please take a look at our Trees in Conservation Areas page.
Our Tree Work Application page explains the process, which can be done online or by post.
If you would like a copy of the full tree preservation order please email email@example.com with details of the tree preservation order number, title or address for the order you require.
Applications made after 1 December 2005 can be viewed online through our Planning Application Search Tool.