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Tree preservation orders

Trees make an area look more attractive and provide an important habitat for wildlife.

Tree preservation orders are legal powers. They protect trees which are considered to be an amenity to a local area. They can apply to any species of trees, young and old.

It is an offence to carry out work on a protected tree without written permission. If you wilfully damage or destroy a protected tree, you could be prosecuted and fined in the Magistrates court

District councils are responsible for serving tree preservation orders.

Select your district


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