How to protect trees, Copses and Woodlands by Tree Preservation Orders (TPO), which are served and enforced by the council.
If you wish to request the council to consider serving a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) please use this form
Find more information about Ash Dieback, including where you can get further advice and your responsibilities for any trees on your land.
The Council has a duty to protect trees that have significant public amenity value. There are four types of tree protection.
Information about the protection of trees in conservation areas.
Hedgerows are protected by law, if you wish to remove one in the countryside you must apply to the Council.
What the council can do about hedges disputes.
The Council encourages the planting and caring of trees.
What to do about a dangerous or nuisance tree.
There is a clear and well established process for protecting trees in relation to new development.
A Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) has been prepared for South Hams and West Devon in 2018 and replaces the earlier assessments produced in 2007 and 2008.