Is council permission always required?

Is there ever a case where tree surgery work can be undertaken without council permission? Or is permission from the council a must in all cases?

Asked by Jenny on 12th Aug 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"Maybe, if your tree has a TPO on it definitely .? does it have a metal disc attached to it"
Answered on 18th Aug 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
"If it is your tree council permission is not required unless the tree has a TPO on it.

If the tree is owned by the council, then their permission would be required."
Answered on 12th Aug 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
"Yes tree work can be carried out in most cases without council permission, basic principle is if it’s your tree it is yours to do with. Council will need to be contacted over TPOs/ trees on council land/ etc."
Answered on 12th Aug 2022 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
"No, you do not always require permission from the local authority to carry out work on your trees, you will require permission if you live in a conservation area or the trees are protected by a tree preservation order. Always check where you live and look on the free available maps online and it is always best to check first."
Answered on 12th Aug 2022 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
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