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Trees in Conservation Areas

Trees in Conservation Areas

For trees in conservation areas, which are not subject to a TPO, you will need to give six weeks’ notice before carrying out any work.

This allows us to confirm whether the proposed work is acceptable in terms of good arboricultural practice and visual amenity. 

The exceptions to this are trees less than 75mm in diameter (measured 1.5m above the ground) or 100mm if thinning to help the development of better trees.

Note: The dying and dangerous exemption also applies in conservation areas. Please refer to the above note.

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