Trees in conservation areas:

Within a conservation area, trees that have a stem diameter which is bigger than 75 mm when measured at a height of 1.5 metres above ground level are subject to statutory protection.

Before you carry out any work to a tree you need to give the council 6 weeks notice of your intention to do so. The notice can be given by completing the apply to work on protected trees form below or by email to This allows the council to make a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) and stop the works if they are harmful to a public space or the character of the conservation area.