Tree Preservation Orders

Tree Preservation Orders

At Evolve we know that trees are great but Tree Preservation Orders can affect how you use and manage your site.

A Tree Preservation Order is made by a local planning authority to protect specific trees, areas, groups of trees or woodlands in the interests of public amenity.  An Order prohibits cutting down, topping, lopping, uprooting, cutting of roots and wilful damage or destruction of trees without the local planning authority’s written consent.  If consent is given, it can be subject to conditions which must be followed.

We provide specialist advice and can arrange applications for work to trees protected by a Tree Preservation Order.  We also have experience with Tree Preservation Order appeals.

When a tree in a Conservation Area is not covered by a TPO, you have to give written notice to the Local Planning Authority of any proposed work, describing what you want to do, at least six weeks before the work starts. This is a section 211 notice.  It gives the LPA an opportunity to consider protecting the tree with a TPO.  Evolve can assist you with this process.