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 complete our on-line TPO enquiry form or call our Customer Service team on 01395 571710.