If you are planning to carry out tree works, the law protects trees within Conservation Areas and those with a Tree Preservation Order on them.
It's an offence to carry out any work on protected trees without first getting permission from us. There is no maximum limit on the fine that can be imposed for carrying out works to trees without consent.
You must submit an application if you want to carry out works on trees within a conservation area or if there is a Tree Preservation Order.
Applications to do works to trees
To help protect Britain's forests, a felling licence from the Forestry Commission is required to fell trees. It is an offence to fell trees without a licence if an exemption does not apply. More information can be found on the Forestry Commissions website.
Forestry Commission felling licences
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