Find/Make a Tree Preservation Order
How to preserve a tree
What is a Tree Preservation Order (TPO)?
We have specific powers to protect trees by making tree preservation orders to make sure that important trees are not lost or damaged needlessly. These special provisions also apply to trees within our designated conservation areas.
What is covered by a TPO?
A tree preservation order can cover anything from a single tree to woodland. All types of trees, including hedgerow trees, can be protected by a TPO. However this does not include hedges, bushes or shrubs.
How to apply a for a TPO
To have a tree assessed to see if it warrants a TPO status, please complete the TPO evaluation form.
The TPO officer will arrange a site visit to conduct a ground assessment and determine if the tree should be preserved. The TPO officer will inform you of their decision within 28 days of the acknowledgement of receiving the evaluation request.
The decision of the TPO officer is not appealable should a TPO not be made and any further requests will not be conducted within a year of the site visit.
Where are the tree preservation orders
Find out if a tree has a TPO
If a tree is protected by a TPO you require consent before it may be felled or pruned.
To find out whether a tree has a TPO you should contact us, or you can check yourself on Where I Live.
Please note that Where I Live should not be used to define property boundaries.
Where are there TPOs in the district?
Please click here to find a list of Existing TPOs within the district.
Further information about TPOs