Carrying out work to a preserved tree

Apply for authorised works to a TPO

To apply to carry out works on a TPO tree please complete the Tree Works form and send to

What to do if unauthorised works to a TPO are taking place

You can report a case of unauthorised works to a TPO tree by emailing Please include the TPO reference number if available.


If you deliberately ignore a tree preservation order and carry out unauthorised work on a tree you can be fined up to £2,500.

If you deliberately destroy a tree, or damage it in a manner likely to destroy it, you could be fined up to £20,000 if convicted in the magistrate's court. In serious cases a person may be committed for trial to the Crown Court and be liable on conviction to an unlimited fine.​

Contact Us

Tree Preservation Development Management Wakefield Council Wakefield One PO Box 700 Wakefield WF1 2EB

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