Sunday 21 July

Due to maintenance, the facility to pay online and our online application forms where we take a payment will be unavailable for two hours from 4:30am to 6:30am. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Advice for private tree owners


  • Always contact the local authority to check whether the trees are protected by a tree preservation order, planning constraints, or being within a conservation area: tree preservation order check
  • Always employ a suitably trained professional tree contractor (, who is covered by public liability insurance (always ask for proof)
  • Never employ house callers or leaflet droppers touting for tree work
  • Reputable tree contractors will always have some form of professional identification and qualification proof. Always ask to see it

Employing a tree contractor

Tree work is a skilled profession and can be hazardous. Proper tree work contractors have the right equipment, insurance, skills and knowledge of tree law for their own and your protection. You should always employ a professionally accredited tree contractor for work on protected trees.

Last updated: 22/04/2024 08:34