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Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs)

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  1. Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs)
  1. How can I find out if a tree is protected?
Tree preservation

Tree Preservation orders are used to protect trees which improve the quality of our local area, they can be placed on any suitable tree, including trees on private land and in rear gardens, they can cover single trees, groups of trees or woodlands but not hedges or shrubs.

How many trees are protected?

Coventry has made over 425 Tree Preservation Orders. Orders have been placed on more than 2,000 individual trees, 400 groups of trees and 30 woodlands. The average order contains about 10 trees, so approximately 4,110 trees are protected within the city.

Trees in conservation areas are also protected and cannot be worked on without an application to us.

It always pays to check first

If you deliberately destroy a protected tree, or damage it in a manner likely to destroy it, you could be liable to an unlimited fine. You could also be fined if you cause or allow such work. Other offences can lead to fines of up to £20,000

Further information

Tree Preservation Officer

Planning and Strategic Transportation

Email: robert.penlington@coventry.gov.uk

Tel: 024 7683 1269

Fax: 024 7683 1259

Floor 6
Civic Centre 4
Much Park Street
Coventry
CV1 2PY

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