Please use the Interactive Mapping to find out if a tree has a preservation order on it.
If a tree has a TPO, an application needs to be made to work on the tree or fell the tree.
Remember, certain works to trees are "exempt" and can take place either immediately or after five days notice.
Once an application has been made, the council has eight weeks to issue a decision. It can approve or refuse your application. If refused, you have a right to appeal.
Tree Preservation Orders can only be served on trees of significant public amenity value and where there is a likelihood of threat to the tree.
If you wish to request the Council consider serving a Tree Preservation Order, please apply to us using the TPO application form .
It is a criminal offence to work on a TPO tree without prior permission. The maximum penalty is a £20,000 fine. If you suspect that works are taking place without permission, please contact us by email or call us. Further details on Tree Protection and Preservation Orders can be found in the Guidance - Tree Preservation Orders and trees in conservation areas - Gov.uk.
Further information on approved contractors can be found in the Directory of tree surgeons.