Tree Preservation Orders

Bagshaw Ecology have extensive experience of applying for works on trees subject to Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) and trees in Conservation Areas. Works may be carried out on protected trees for a variety of reasons; whether they are unsafe, blocking light or just in need of necessary maintenance. Our consultants are able to liaise with the relevant authorities to ensure that appropriate arboricultural works can be carried out.

Tree Preservation Orders can be placed on individual trees, trees within a certain area, groups of trees or whole woodlands, and any tree species or size of tree can be affected. Anybody who carries out trees protected by a TPO without permission from the local authority has committed an offence, and could be fined. Trees protected in conservation areas are given a similar status. 

When the removal of a tree subject to a Tree Preservation Order or in a Conservation Area is required due to development, we recommend a tree survey in accordance with BS5837: 2012 – Trees in Relation to Design, Demolition and ConstructionThe BS5837 tree survey will take into account the protection placed upon the trees as part of the process.

For further information regarding trees subject to Tree Preservation Orders and trees in Conservation Areas, or for a free quotation, please contact us.