A Tree preservation order (TPO) protects trees that either make a significant visual impact on their local surroundings or have particular considered values.
We may place a TPO on a tree if the tree is considered to have a sufficient level of amenity value. The assessment of the tree considers:
- the prominence and size of the tree
- its structural and physiological condition
- its potential longevity
- whether it has any ecological or historical value and
- whether its existence is likely to be under any level of threat.
How can I find out if a tree is covered by a TPO?
Homeowners are advised that during the process of purchasing a property your solicitor, or the property deeds, should tell you if you have any trees on your property which are subject to a TPO.
Use our online map to search for a TPO or any trees that are in conservation areas.
Alternatively please contact our Arboricultural Officer on 01295 221708 (South) or on 01295 221 804 (North) or email email@example.com
How will I know when a Local Planning Authority (LPA) makes a TPO?
We will write to the owner/occupier and other interested parties enclosing a copy of the TPO. If we do not know the details of the owner we may place a copy of the TPO, providing all necessary information, in a prominent location as near to the site of the tree as possible.