Trees and conservation

Tree Preservation Orders

A Tree Preservation Order (TPO) is an order made by a local planning authority in England to protect specific trees, groups of trees or woodlands in the interests of amenity. The order prohibits:

  • cutting down
  • uprooting
  • topping
  • lopping
  • wilful damage
  • wilful destruction

Trees that are exempt from TPOs are those that are dead, diseased, dangerous or are fruit trees grown for the commercial production of fruit.

Tree Preservation Order locations

This interactive map, shows the locations of individual, and groups of, trees that are protected by a Tree Preservation Order. Orders that are currently active have a Status of 'CONF'.

Use the search function to zoom directly to a location then select a symbol to provide you with further information.