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    How can I find out if a tree in my back garden is protected from felling?


    Need to cut an old oak tree down at the back of our property but my neighbour has told me they think the tree is protected with a Tree Preservation Order and can’t be felled. How do I find out if the tree can be cut down?

    Asked by Abdul on 3rd Apr 2020
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    "Ask your local authority, they can tell you if you're in a preservation area or not. No problem cutting it down, if it's in your garden you own it & can do whatever you like with it."

    Answered on 16th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Usk Valley Services

    "Trees are protected by TPO’s (Tree Preservation Orders). Your local council will be able to tell you. Ask to speak to the Environmental Health department. Generally trees such as Ash and Leylandii aren’t protected. Hope this helps. Dave"

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Nov 2015 - report
    Firdose Gardens

    "All councils record TPO’s & therefore should have a search facility on their website.
    It will most likely ask for your address and if the tree is protected will show the details of the tree etc.
    Access your local council website."

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Denton services

    "Contact your local council, environmental department, give your address and type of tree."

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    man construction services ltd

    "Ask the local authorities. Oak trees usually have a preservation order on them depending on age. Good luck"

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    a u design

    You will need to ring the planning dept in the local authority and they will tell you if the tree has a TPO"

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    We Dig it sw Ltd

    "Contact the local planning department /Council
    They wil let you know if the tree has got a TPO on it"

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report

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