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Before you request a new Tree Preservation Order (TPO), you need to check if the tree is already protected.

To request a TPO, you will need to tell us:

  • your name and contact details   
  • what type of tree it is
  • why you believe the tree is under threat
  • why you consider the tree to be important
  • the location of the tree, including a plan or sketch with recognisable points if possible
  • the owner of the tree, if known

When we look at your request, we will consider how:

  • visible the tree is to the public
  • important the tree is, including its size, its future benefit to natural beauty and wildlife, and its value as a screen
  • significant the tree is in its local surroundings
  • the tree could be affected by a new development

We will update you, and anyone else involved, once we have considered your application, and determined whether to make a Tree Preservation Order.

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Last updated: 21 September 2022