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Date updated: 9/29/2020

The Tree Strategy provides advice on protecting and maintaining trees, undertaking work on existing trees and encourages tree planting.

The planning policy for trees and open spaces is in the Local Plan Section 3.19 Open Spaces and Recreation and the Tree Strategy which is a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). Part 1 contains policy and guidance and Part 2 provides detailed guidance on implementing Part 1.

Trees may be protected by conditions attached to planning permissions, or an obligation secured through a Section 106 agreement. Part 2 of the Tree Strategy includes guidance on applying for planning permission and making an application to carry out works to a tree subject of Tree Preservation Order or a Section 211 Notice.

Tree preservation orders

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

For information on making an application to work on a tree subject to a TPO and for an application form go to the works to a tree page.

Trees with a TPO are on the City's interactive map.


Tree Strategy Part 1 PDF (1MB)
Date submitted: 12/04/19

The City of London Tree Strategy sets out the City Corporation's strategy for managing trees

Tree Strategy Part 2 PDF (1MB)
Date submitted: 12/04/19

The Tree Strategy Part 2 provides guidance on implementing Part 1

Tree Preservation Order Schedule PDF (100KB)
Date submitted: 12/04/19

Schedule of trees in the City of London covered by a TPO