Apply to work on protected trees

Trees have protection under planning law if:

  • They are included in a tree preservation order
  • They are in a conservation area and are above 75mm diameter at 1.5 metres above ground level
  • The Council has granted planning permission subject to conditions to safeguard the trees against damage

A Tree Preservation Order protects all parts of a tree including its roots. You must ask us if consent is needed before doing any work on or around protected trees. This is especially important if the tree appears to be dead, dying or dangerous, or the work is required for other reasons of safety.

If the works are reasonable and do not place local amenity at serious risk, they will normally be allowed.