Last updated 3 March 2021
Protection orders are used to protect trees of a high amenity value or which have a significant impact on the environment. Where a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) is made, under Section 198 of the Town & Country Planning Act 199. We must identify the tree(s) protected by the order on a location plan.
It's important to note that not all trees are protected from felling, pruning or other work that would change their appearance. We can only control this type of work in certain circumstances.
The information in the next few pages advises on what action you need to take to request permission to work on a tree. Depending on the type of protection order applied.