What are your working hours?

We work 7 days a week, daytime and evenings, and strive to be flexible for our customers.

What is a tree preservation order (TPO) and what does it mean to me as a tree owner?

A Tree Preservation Order (TPO) is an order made by a council in respect of a tree because the tree is considered to bring amenity value to the surrounding area.

The order makes it an offence to cut down, uproot, prune, lop or damage the tree in question without first obtaining the council’s consent.  A TPO can apply to a single tree, a group of trees or woodland.

Anyone wishing to carry out work on a tree with a TPO needs to submit an application to the planning authority. The authority will then make a decision whether to allow the work, allow the work with conditions, or refuse any work.

What is a conservation area and how does this affect my trees?

A conservation area is “an area of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance”. This means the planning authority has extra powers to control works.

Anyone wishing to carry out works on any trees that are greater than 75mm in diameter at 1.5m above ground level must give the local authority notice of their intentions, the planning authority has 6 weeks to either allow or deny the request.

Can you apply for planning consent from the local authority?

We can apply for works to trees in conservation areas and those covered by tree preservation orders (TPOs)