Tree protection
and the law

Expert advice on protected trees

Carrying out work on trees with a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) or within Conservation Areas require written approval from the local council before any work takes place.

When it comes to legally protected trees, we offer you reliable and robust independent advice.

As a former local authority Tree Officer, our Principal Arboriculturist brings his comprehensive knowledge of TPO procedures and standards to inform every situation.

Case study: Norton Lea Hospital, Lincolnshire


Best possible outcome with smart tree advice

Our Principal Arboriculturist will:

  • Take you through the process of obtaining the necessary permissions
  • Provide a professional and robust representation of your case
  • Submit the compulsory paperwork for consent
  • Ensure you give the correct amount of notice required
  • Liaise on your behalf with the council’s Tree Officer and keep you updated on progress

Please get in touch if you need advice, an expert witness or representation in relation to:

  • Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs)
  • Trees within Conservation Areas
  • Felling Licence applications
  • High Hedge disputes

Expert Representation

Our Principal Arboriculturist acts as an Expert Witness on planning appeals and legal cases. Fully qualfied and Chartered, he is ideally placed to represent clients on insurance claims and litigation, subsidence and tree protection.

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We are always happy to discuss your tree concerns and provide advice on how we can help.

We can take you through tree-related consent processes and deliver all the tree reports you require.

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The detailed but clear advice given has led to implementation across the estate. Always a pleasure to work with Guy and through his generosity to increase our understanding of this fascinating subject.

Head of Estates and Projects YSP
Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Trusted Tree Advice since 2008

When it comes to protected trees and trees and planning, knowledge of procedures and familiarity with previous cases are essential.  Alongside excellent tree advice you can trust us to bring our know-how to the fore to help you get the best possible outcome for your case.

Take our sound tree advice to make sound decisions

Want to find out more about how we can benefit your project?

Call us on 01904 479094 or email

Any Questions?

Head to our Ask the Arborist  FAQ page for our answers