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A tree preservation order (TPO) is an order made by us, intended to protect one or more trees or woodland if its removal would have a significant impact on the local environment and its enjoyment by the public.
Tree preservation orders may be used to protect:
Across Merton there are over 600 tree preservation orders. The number of trees in any one order may vary from a single tree, group of trees, an area of trees, or even a woodland.
If you would like to find out if a tree is protected then please visit the following page:
You need to apply for tree work consent if you intend to carry out work on a tree that is covered by a tree preservation order.
If you are concerned about a particular tree in your area and would like us to consider making a tree preservation order then please write to us and provide:
We will then make an assessment of the tree and keep you informed on the progress of your request.
Please contact us if you would like to obtain a copy of a tree preservation order. There is a charge associated with this service.
London Borough of Merton
Merton Civic Centre
Tel: 020 8545 3777
This page was last updated on Tuesday 7 April 2015