Works to Conservation Area Trees
Owners of Conservation Area protected trees have the right to apply for permission to undertake pruning works or fell a protected tree.
Application forms are simple to complete and there is no charge made by the council to process an application.
- All reasonable requests for pruning will be considered as we prefer to encourage good tree husbandry that benefits both the tree and its owner
- Applications for work should be for recognised tree pruning operations. Guidance notes are included with the application form but we recommend that wherever possible the advice of a qualified, competent and insured arborist be sought prior to submitting the form. Advice on selecting a contractor is also available on this site.
- With large protected trees we recommend that you have the tree thoroughly inspected at least once every five years by an arboricultural consultant for safety.
A copy of the application form and guidance notes is available online. Please print the form, complete and return to us as soon as possible.
Upon receipt of your application we will send you acknowledgement of the application. We aim to process applications in 10 working days, however, we have a period of six weeks in which to fully consider some applications.
Page Last Updated: 30/09/2008