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TPOs & Conservation

Protected Trees: A Brief Introduction

Local planning authorities have specific powers to protect trees by making tree preservation orders (TPOs), although the Forestry Commission is responsible for the control of felling generally.

Special provisions also apply to trees within conservation areas designated by local planning authorities.

The downloadable leaflet is written for the benefit of tree owners, the general public and amenity groups, and answers some of the most common questions about tree preservation procedures. It is for guidance only and is not a statement of the law. You should consult a solicitor if you are unsure of your legal rights or obligations.

Find out more information about tree preservation orders here.

If you have any unanswered questions give us a call or use the contact page and we will be happy to help.

Helpful Links

www.communities.gov.uk/treesandhedges
www.forestry.gov.uk/england