A tree preservation order (TPO) is a part of town and country planning in the United Kingdom. A TPO is made by a local planning authority (usually a local council) to protect specific trees or a particular area, group or woodland from deliberate damage and destruction. TPOs can prevent the felling, lopping, topping, uprooting or otherwise willful damaging of trees without the permission of the local planning authority. Conservation Areas afford similar forms of protection as TPO’s but apply to entire geographic areas, rather than specific trees or woodlands.
We are experienced in working with local councils and other bodies with regard to TPO’s and working in Conservation Areas. We will ascertain whether your tree(s) have TPO’s, what you are able to do with them and manage the process with the planning officer for you should you wish to have any work done on these trees.