Information about trees and TPOs
Trees designated with a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) or within a conservation area are protected by law. These trees are the responsibility of the owner (or owners) of the land on which they are situated. The landowner must, therefore, arrange for any tree works which are required. However, prior to the works taking place consent must be sought from the Council. In carrying out works to trees, specialist advice should always be sought.
You can view:
- a leaflet that describes trees, the law and you (PDF)
- the locations of all protected trees within the Borough on the Council’s interactive map
- a list of tree surgeons (PDF)
If you think a tree is dangerous and it is protected by a TPO, you must give the Council at least five working days' written notice of the works that are required. You can view and download this PDF document to do so. Where possible you should provide photographs. In an emergency, you should contact the Council’s Tree Officer at [email protected].