Tree preservation orders
There are thousands of trees across the UK with Tree Preservation Orders. So, what are they, what do you need to do before you can carry out any work and how can we help?
What is a Tree Preservation Order?
A Tree Preservation Order is an order made by a local planning authority to protect specific trees, groups of trees or woodlands. Whilst a landowner can undertake maintenance and remedial work as and when they need to for most trees, the presence of a Tree Preservation Order means you’ll need to get written permission from your local planning authority before undertaking any work on it, even if it is carried out by a qualified professional.
Does your tree with a TPO need attention?
If you’ve noticed disease, decay or simply that a tree with a TPO looks like it could need pruning, topping, lopping or maintenance, you’ll need to start an application with your local authority as soon as possible; small issues can quickly escalate in to larger problems so shouldn’t be left for a prolonged period.
Having a professional assessment to aid your application
To improve your chances of gaining permission to undertake work, it’s important to have an assessment from a qualified tree surgeon.
It will also help you gain an understanding of the work required to make the tree safe and well-maintained, saving you the cost and inconvenience of having to make several individual applications further down the line.
Our team has more than a decade of experience in providing detailed inspections and assessments for trees with preservation orders, as well as undertaking all types of work from maintenance through to removal if needed. To get an assessment for your tree, please give us a call on 07891 813981.
Working with us
Having operated in Swansea and the South of Wales for more than a decade, our team have the experience and knowledge to advise on your Tree Preservation Order Application. When you work with our team, you’ll know you’re working with a team of trusted experts that have extensive experience in the field.