Trees, woodland and forestry

Protected trees

There are 3 layers of tree protection:

  • Tree Preservation Orders (TPO)
  • Conservation areas
  • Planning conditions

If you want to carry out any tree felling or surgery works to a protected tree, you must get written permission from us. This can be obtained by completing a Tree work application form and returning it to the Development and Infrastructure Service for their consideration.

Tree Preservation Orders

A Tree Preservation Order protects individual trees and woodlands that make a significant contribution to the appearance or natural beauty of an area, or are of cultural or historical importance.

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  • Pink areas - TPOs
    Purple areas- Conservation Areas
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Conservation Areas

Conservation Areas protect trees and woodlands as important landscape features which often make a significant contribution to the special character of the area.

To determine whether a tree or woodland is within a Conservation Area, please find the specified area on the maps of Conservation Areas

Planning conditions

Replacement of protected trees

Where we allow the removal of a protected tree, we expect appropriate replacement planting. In any development plan, trees proposed for removal should be replaced with appropriate planting in a landscape scheme.

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