Some trees and hedges are protected by legislations with a specific Tree Preservation Order (TPO) or because they stand in a conservation area. Carrying out work on these trees or hedges without first seeking permission from the local planning authority is illegal.
As part of our complete service, the Dave Ford Tree Care team will check whether an application is required and complete this application for you free of charge when you hire us to carry out any tree work.
This process takes 8 weeks for consent to be granted on TPO works and 6 weeks for all Conservation Area works to be processed by the local council. Find more information on the government website here.