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Trees and Hedges

How to protect trees, Copses and Woodlands by Tree Preservation Orders (TPO), which are served and enforced by the council.
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.
If you wish to request the council to consider serving a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) please use this form