Tree preservation orders

A tree preservation order (TPO) is an order made by a local planning authority (aka the Council) in respect of trees or woodlands.

The main purpose of a TPO is to prohibit the cutting down, uprooting, topping, lopping, willful damage or destruction of trees without the Council's consent.

The cutting of roots is potentially damaging and so requires the Council's consent.​

To find out whether a tree is protected by a TPO or conservation area, please contact us and provide the full address details of the tree(s) in question.

Find out more about tree preservation orders​

Apply for a TPO

If you would like to request that a new TPO is made to protect a tree(s), please use the online form and provide as much information as possible to justify your reasons.

Request a tree preservation order

Apply for permission to work on protected trees

If you would like to carry out work on protected trees, please complete the form and return it to us.

Planting and managing trees in your garden

Visit the Arboricultural Association website for more information.