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Local planning authorities have the statutory right to protect trees on public and private land from damage or destruction.

A Tree Preservation Order is a formal legislation making it an offence to cut down, uproot or prune a tree without approval from the Council.

All types of trees may be protected.

An application is required to carry out works to trees which are protected by a TPO. You can complete and submit an application by using the planning portal

To check if a tree has a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) please call our customer service team on 01395 571710 or email csc@eastdevon.gov.uk