GUIDANCE NOTES ON TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS
What is a Tree Preservation Order?
A Tree Preservation Order (TPO) is an Order which provides protection for an individual tree or a group of trees. The Town & Country Planning (Tree Preservation) (England) Regulations 2012 govern all TPOs in England. The power to make such an Order lies with the Local Authority in whose area the tree(s) exist. The Local Authority’s purpose is to preserve amenity and retain trees which blend into the environment and would if removed be a Loss to the Amenity and Appearance of a locality.