Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) protect trees which are considered to be important to a local area.
They may make an area visually more attractive or may be of historical significance. The order may cover anything from a single tree to woodlands. Hedgerow trees can be protected, but not hedges, bushes or shrubs.
It is a criminal offence to carry out works to legally protected trees without consent from us.
For more information please see our protected trees web page.
You can request a new Tree Preservation Order if you feel that a particular tree or trees should be protected.
When we have received your request we will assess the tree or trees and will notify you of our decision on whether an order will be put in place.