Conservation Area Trees
Conservation Areas (CA's) are usually found in the most historic parts of this country's towns and villages. The buildings found within these CA's are usually of an historic nature and the trees have a very important place within these special areas.
In CA's you will often find very old trees, some as old or even older than the buildings. But it's not just these old trees that make a significant contribution. Younger trees that make up the bulk of the tree stock make the CA's green havens and ensure that they will remain green in years to come long after the veteran trees have gone.
The way the trees are protected in a CA is different to that of TPO. A CA is a clearly defined area within a settlement that usually encompasses many properties. Any tree within this defined boundary becomes subject to the protection of the CA.
In its simplest terms, a CA requires the person wishing to prune or fell a tree to give the Local Authority a period of 6 weeks by written notice of their intention to do such works.
During the 6 week period the Local Authority may make the tree the subject of a TPO and thereby fully protecting the tree as well as having more control over tree pruning operations.
Page Last Updated: 22/04/2008