How to request a Tree Preservation Order
To apply for a tree to be included in a Tree Preservation Order (TPO):
Visit our Tree Preservation Order forms page for more guidance or to download a Tree Preservation Order application form.
Copies of Tree Preservation Orders
Contact Land Charges if you would like a copy of a specific Tree Preservation Order.
Check if a tree is protected before starting work
Before carrying out work, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask if a tree is covered by a Tree Preservation Order. Pruning or felling a protected tree can result in prosecution. If you plan to carry out work to a protected tree/hedge you must complete an application form for work on trees under a Tree Preservation Order or in a conservation area. Enclose a sketch plan of your property showing the position of the relevant tree/hedge. If a tree is to be removed, you should plant a replacement, so mention any replanting proposals in the same letter. Include quantity, size and species wherever possible.
Protection of old (veteran) trees
We are empowered to protect veteran (several hundred years to a thousand years old) trees and other publicly significant trees. For more details about veteran trees, visit the following websites: