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We have powers to protect trees which are considered to be an amenity to a local area. To do this we can make Tree Preservation Orders (TPO) on all species of trees, young and old. Trees are important for many reasons. They make an area visually more attractive and may also be an historical feature of a neighbourhood. They also provide habitats for wildlife, so are important for nature conservation, and are good for the environment.
A Tree Preservation Order is a legal document made to protect trees that have a high amenity value i.e. they make a positive contribution to public amenity. It is a criminal offence to carry out works to legally protected trees without consent from us.
The Planning Practice Guidance on Tree Preservation is for anyone involved in works to a protected tree. It advises how we have specific powers to protect trees by making a (TPOs) as well as explaining the special provisions that apply to trees within designated Conservation Areas.
The locations of sites that have a TPO on them are now available on our LocalView mapping system. Follow the link and type your post code into the search box in the top left corner.