Chelmsford City Council

Chelmsford, along with the rest of England, is now in lockdown until further notice. You can find out what this means and get other useful information on our coronavirus updates page.

Check if a tree is protected

Before you carry out work on a tree, you need to check if it is protected. It will either be protected by being in a conservation area, or specifically by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO).

You can check yourself, or ask us to check for you. 

  • Check our TPO registerYou can search for a TPO yourself by address, reference, year or area to see if a tree is protected.
  • Check our conservation area maps If you want to carry out work on a tree, you can check if it's in one of the 25 conservation areas in the Chelmsford area.
  • Request a protected tree checkIf you have already checked the TPO register and conservation areas maps, but are still unsure if a tree is protected, you can ask us to carry out a check for you.

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