We look after Tree Preservation Orders, Trees in Conservation Areas, Important Hedges and High Hedges within the borough.
A Tree Preservation Order (TPO) is an order made on healthy trees, which make a significant impact on their local surroundings. The tree(s) should be clearly visible from a public place.
Certain hedgerows are affected by the Regulations – generally hedgerows in the countryside (but not hedges within or bordering a garden).
If you feel a hedge is getting to big the following criteria must be satisfied before we can consider a complaint: