About Tree Preservation Orders
There are standards and regulations that need to be followed when planning work to or near trees, there are additional conditions attached to trees that are protected under Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs).
A Tree Preservation Order:
- makes it a criminal offence to cut down, uproot, damage or destroy a protected tree
- requires you to complete and return an application to us for tree works
If you complete works to a tree with a TPO without getting the consent needed you could face conviction or a fine of up to £20,000.
To complete works to trees you will need to:
- check if a tree is protected under a TPO
- get a felling licence if you plan to cut down a tree
- submit the relevant documents
- apply for permission
- wait for a decision on your application