Category Archives: Definitions & Glossary

Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs)

Tree Preservation Order (TPO) A TPO is made by a local planning authority (usually a local council) to protect specific trees or a particular area, group of trees or woodland from deliberate damage and destruction. It applies to trees at individual addresses and locations. Different TPOs have different degrees of protection and can prevent the felling, lopping,…
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TreeSurv: Elite Trees Unique Tree Inspection & Maintenance Package

TreeSurv Tree owners have a legal obligation to ensure their trees are in a safe condition, do not pose a danger to others and are not causing damage to other people’s property. This is particularly important for parish councils who have a long list of responsibilities for the upkeep of public spaces. Part of the…
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Tree Surgery – 5 Day Notice

‘5 Day Notice’ If you have trees under a Tree Preservation Order and if your tree(s) is (are) diseased, dying or dangerous you can notify the local planning authority using a "five day notice" of your intention to reduce or remove the hazard by means of pruning or felling. The local planning department will usually attend…
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Tree preservation order in conservation areas

Conservation Area A Conservation Area is defined as ‘an area of notable environmental or historical interest or importance which is protected by law against undesirable changes’. Statutory designation for trees under private ownership in a Conservation area applies a blanket protection to all trees above 75mm diameter when measured at 1.5 metres up the stem.…
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