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.
Apologies - our on-line TPO enquiry form is currently out of action and will be back in service soon.