Protected trees include those covered by a tree preservation order (TPO) or those which grow in a conservation area. You will need consent from the Council even if you wish to prune branches overhanging from a neighbour's protected tree.
You can check whether or not the tree is within a Conservation Area using our Interactive map.
Further information can be found on the trees and hedges page.
What you need to submit
The list below details supporting documents that may need to be submitted as part of your application. Please refer to each section below in order to determine whether or not you need to submit it as part of your application.