Chelmsford City Council

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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