Information about how the Council protects trees that have a public amenity value, high hedges, memorial trees and more.

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Tree Works Applications

This guide is intended to assist applicants when submitting an application for tree works to trees under a tree preservation order (TPO) and proposed works to trees in a Conservation Area.

Protected Trees

The council has a duty to protect trees that have significant public amenity value. There are five types of tree protection, and this guide will explain them.

Trees on Development Sites

There is a clear and well-established process for protecting trees in relation to a new development. Find out more here.

Ash Dieback Disease

More information about Ash Dieback and your responsibilities for any trees on your land, including where you can get further advice.

Hedges in the Countryside

Hedgerows are protected by law. If you wish to remove one in the countryside you must apply for permission from the council.

Nuisance Hedges

Find out what the council can do about hedge and tree disputes between neighbours.

Tree Warden Network

The Tree Warden scheme is a national initiative of volunteers co-ordinated by the Tree Council and operating in local Tree Warden Networks.

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Opening times

Monday to Friday, 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: Closed