Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) and Application Forms
This page provides general information in respect of Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) including the process in which they are served and the implications of owning a protected tree.
Trees and woodlands that are considered important to amenity, and can be protected by a tree preservation order. You can request a tree to be considered for protection, or if a tree is already protected, you must have consent to carry out works to the tree.
Local planning authorities have specific powers to protect trees by making tree preservation orders. Special provisions also apply to trees within Conservation Areas designated by the local planning authorities. Below is a list of frequently asked questions in respect of tree preservation orders. If you are in any doubt over your responsibilities or the implications of owning a protected tree you should consult with the Trees and Landscape section.
You can use our Interactive Mapping Online Tool to view and confirm the location and TPO reference for trees that require works (please note you cannot submit a copy of our Interactive Map with your application due to copyright issues).
We welcome and encourage applications submitted electronically.
- Application Form - Tree works: Trees in Conservation Areas/Subject TPOs
- Apply online via the Planning Portal application service (this is an external link), other providers are available
- Guidance Notes for: Tree works: Trees in Conservation Areas/Subject TPOs
- Help Text: Tree works: Trees in Conservation Areas/Subject TPOs