Protected trees

Carrying out work to protected trees

Restrictions that apply to all works done on protected trees

Permissions and exemptions

Find out what happens when you breach a preservation order, and how to give a five day notice on dangerous trees

Ash dieback

Find out more information about Ash dieback 

About protected trees

Some trees are protected by tree preservation orders.

It is a criminal offence to carry out, cause, or permit any unauthorised works to a tree that is protected by a tree preservation order, or trees in a conservation area without permission.

Use our map below to find out about trees with preservation orders in your area.

Planning portal website

Visit the Planning Portal website to do the following:

  • view or apply for planning permission for trees and hedges
  • view applications for consent under Tree Preservation Orders
  • notification of proposed works to trees in conservation areas