Apply for permission to work on protected trees

How to apply for permission to work on trees protected by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) or trees in a Conservation Area.

There is certain information that we need to know before we can give you permission to carry out work to a protected tree. Because of this, we recommend you seek professional guidance before you complete the forms. Many tree surgeons will help you fill in the forms.

If you want to fill in the application form yourself, we recommend you read the Planning Portal guidance notes to help you fill the form out accurately

Apply for planning permission 

Make sure you use the tree works validation requirements as a checklist for your application.