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Although the City is a densely built up area, we have greatly increased the number of trees in the Square Mile through our planning strategies.

Tree strategy

The Tree Strategy provides advice for all who may wish to undertake work to existing trees or to plant new trees.

The overall planning policy for trees and open spaces is set out in the City Corporation’s Local Plan. See section 3.19 - Open Spaces and Recreation.

Find out how we protect and maintain trees and encourage further tree planting through our Tree Strategy.

See our other SPDs.

Tree Preservation Orders

Trees in conservation areas are legally protected through Tree Preservation Orders (TPO).

Trees may also be protected by conditions attached to planning permissions, or an obligation secured through a Section 106 agreement. Part 2 of the tree strategy (above), includes guidance on applying for planning permission, and making applications to carry out works to trees which are the subject of TPOs and section 211 Notices.

Guidance on Trees Preservation Orders (25KB)
List of trees in the City subject to Tree Preservation Orders (45KB)

For application forms and information and on making an application go to the application forms and guidance notes.

Trees that are subject to preservation orders can be found on the City's interactive map.

21 November 2013
Last Modified:
29 May 2019