About protected trees

Check if someone has permission to work on a tree

If you are worried about a tree being worked on, visit our portal to can check records to see if the tree in question has a protection order on it.

If the tree concerned is protected and permission to work on the tree hasn't been granted, we will investigate and stop the work being carried out until permission has been granted.

Compensation may be payable if loss or damage occurs within 12 months of our decision to refuse consent or grant consent with conditions. However, the circumstances are limited. 

Find out more about compensation on legislation.gov.uk.