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Applications (where restrictions to tree work are in place)

An application is required wherever there are restrictions to tree work.  These restrictions are usually tree preservation orders or conservation areas but can occasionally be building regulations.  We check for all of these with the Local Authority for every job we carry out.

Tree Preservation Order (TPO)

Anyone can apply to the Local Council to put a TPO on any tree.  Once a TPO, or in some cases blanket TPO’s for wooded areas, is in place then certain restrictions apply when carrying out tree work.  An application process has to happen which usually takes around 8 weeks. If you’re happy to proceed with our quote then we will manage this process on your behalf; free of charge.  It involves completing an online form giving reasons why the tree work needs to be done.  Sometimes, we may suggest having a tree survey carried out as additional evidence to go alongside the application request.

Conservation Area

A conservation area means there are special restrictions on tree work in the area.  Sometimes it only applies to a certain criteria of native species which are listed by the Council.  If the tree in question is listed then an application process must be gone through which usually takes about 6 weeks.  If you would like us to complete the tree works, once they’re approved, we will manage this process on your behalf; free of charge.

Caveats (to restrictions on tree work)

Dead and dangerous trees are a caveat to tree preservation orders and conservation area protection.  Therefore, a customer in the unfortunate position of having a dangerous storm damaged and protected tree would not be subject to the application process.  We would manage the fast response to this work and inform the relevant authorities.