We apply tree preservation orders (TPOs) to preserve the local environment for the public to enjoy.
Tree preservation orders may be used to protect:
- trees in private gardens
- trees on land affected by a planning application
- trees on open land
- single trees, groups of trees and woodlands.
Across Merton there are over 600 tree preservation orders.
Find out if a tree is protected on the
Tree preservation order list.
Carrying out work on a protected tree
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.
Request 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 the:
- property address
- location of the tree within that address
- reasons why you would like to see the tree preserved.
There is no charge for this service.
Report damage or destruction to a tree
We prosecute people who damage, destroy, or remove any tree that is:
- subject to a tree preservation order
- in a conservation area
- in breach of planning application conditions.
Report tree damage
Telephone: 020 8545 3111