About protected trees
How new TPOs are created
We will make an assessment and decide whether a tree is suitable for inclusion in a tree preservation order.
When we make an order, we will write to the owner of the tree and other interested parties enclosing a copy of the order.
If anyone wishes to object or support the order a letter must be forwarded to us within the time period which is stated on the letter.
We will take any comments into account when deciding whether or not to confirm the order.
Once the order is made, the owner of the tree remains responsible for the condition and any damage that is caused and permission to work on any preserved tree must be applied for.
If you would like any trees to be protected, contact our arboricultural team giving details of the trees and the reasons why you think they should be protected.