Tree Preservation Orders

Trees may be protected by Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) or other legal procedures to make sure that they are not lost or damaged needlessly. Selby District Council can issue a TPO for specific trees. If a tree is protected by a TPO our consent is required before it may be felled or pruned. Trees located in conservation areas also have a degree of protection.

To check whether a tree is protected you can contact us using the online form located on the following link. Please complete this form if you are enquiring about having work done to a tree that you believe may have a TPO.

This service is available to enquire about on-line

If you require any further information please contact the Planning Department using the details at the bottom of the page.

Below are forms and guidance notes for applications for work to trees and hedgerows:

Tree Works Form - pdf

Tree Works Guidance 1 - pdf

Tree Works Guidance 2 - pdf

Tree Works Validation Checklist - doc

Hedgerow Removal Form - pdf

Hedgerow Removal Guidance 1 - pdf

Hedgerow Removal Guidance 2 - pdf

Hedgerow Removal Validation Checklist - doc


Useful External Links

The Planning Portal contains information on hedgerows and tree preservation.

The GOV.UK website also has guidance on tree preservation orders.

Tree Preservation Orders