What does a Tree Preservation Order mean and what can I do about it?

28th February 2018

Tree Preservation Orders are made to protect particular trees and an Order will be made to prevent lopping, topping, felling or uprooting without the consent of the Council making the Order.  The Council will usually give its consent provided there is a good reason given for the work and this would include safety reasons or if the tree is diseased. Householders should always approach the Council before carrying out work on the tree affected.