Protected trees and hedges

Trees in conservation areas

All trees in a conservation area with a trunk diameter of 75mm are subject to protection.

You can look at Conservation area page and interactive maps, to find out if the tree is in a conservation area. 

If you want to carry out work on a tree in a conservation area you must:

  • let us know at least six weeks before you want to start work
  • send us details of the work you are planning to do
  • give us enough details so that we can identify the location and type of tree

When we receive your notification we will:

  • confirm we have received it
  • use the confirmation date as the start of the six weeks’ notice period
  • list your application for public consultation for a period of four weeks'
  • issue a TPO if we object to the work

If we do not serve a TPO within six weeks you can start your planned work on the tree.

Tree surgeons and contractors

If you are carrying out work to trees and hedgerows, you should use contractors with:

  • suitable qualifications
  • the right type and level of insurance

We do not have a list of tree surgeons and cannot make individual recommendations. You can find information and guidance from the Arboricultural Association.

Landscape Services

Address: Causeway House
Bocking End

Telephone: 01376 552525