We erected 4000m post and rail fencing to protect many individual protected trees with a TPO (Tree Preservation Order), including some wonderful old Limes and Beech trees in September. This took us about 5 weeks but was a very satisfying job to have completed.
At Conversation Contractors, we work with our clients to submit applications for any tree work governed by TPOs to the appropriate planning authority.
Tree Preservation Orders
This is an extract from The Arboricultural Association of which we are members:
“TPOs are administered by Local Planning Authorities (LPA) (e.g. a borough, district or unitary council or a national park authority) and are made to protect trees that bring significant amenity benefit to the local area. This protection is particularly important where trees are under threat.
All types of tree, but not hedges, bushes or shrubs, can be protected, and a TPO can protect anything from a single tree to all trees within a defined area or woodland. Any species can be protected, but no species is automatically protected by a Tree Preservation Order.
A TPO is a written order which, in general, makes it a criminal offence to cut down, top, lop, uproot, wilfully damage or wilfully destroy a tree protected by that order, or to cause or permit such actions, without the authority’s permission. Anyone found guilty of such an offence is liable. In serious cases, the case may be dealt with in the Crown Court where an unlimited fine can be imposed”. For full details please see the ARB website link here