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Application For Tree Works



A tree preservation order is an order made by the local planning authority to trees, groups of trees or woodlands. They protect trees and woodlands from wilful damage and destruction and prevent the cutting down, uprooting, lopping, and topping of trees without the consent of the local authority.

Carrying out work to a protected tree

You will need to submit an application form for consent to carry out work on a protected tree or trees located within a conservation area. Once we have received your application a tree officer will assess the proposed works. We will provide advice and recommend the appropriate works in order to maintain the health and stability of the tree(s) in the urban environment.


Work to protected trees

We have 8 weeks from the date we receive your application in order to make a decision on the proposed tree works.

Application form for tree works consent

For more information see our Frequently Asked Questions


Work to trees in a conservation area

We have 6 weeks from the date we receive your application in order to make a decision on the proposed tree works.

Application form for tree works consent in a conservation area

For more information see Conservation areas in Birmingham

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Last Updated : 8th October 2013