Some trees in the borough are important, either because of their age or because of their prominence in the landscape. Where these trees are under threat, we can step in to provide legal protection by making a Tree Preservation Order (TPO).
We also designate conservation areas for their cultural and heritage importance. In a conservation area, all trees with a trunk diameter greater than 7.5cm, when measured at 1.5m from ground level are protected.
On this page
Checking whether a tree is protected
Please note that the map is not a definitive statement of the existence/non-existence of a TPO. Contact us if you need a confirmation of a TPO.
Use our mapping system to find out if a tree is protected
Instructions for using our mapping system(PDF) [104 kb]
Carrying out works to a protected tree
Before carrying out work to a protected tree, you will normally need seek permission by completing an application form. There is no fee for making the application.
Application form for tree works
Help with completing your application
You might find the following documents helpful when completing your application:
Tree work application advice(PDF) [84 kb]
Example of an application(PDF) [130 kb]
Additional information template(PDF) [119 kb]
Some works, such as removing a dead tree, or removing dead branches from a live tree do not require an application. However, you do need to advise us beforehand.
Applications for tree works can be found on the planning applications register.
It is a criminal offence to cut down, top, lop, uproot, wilfully damage, or destroy a protected tree. The maximum fine in a Magistrate’s Court is £20,000 for each offence and in a Crown Court the fine is unlimited.
View our tree advice and FAQs webpage.
Request for a new TPO
If you would like to request a new TPO please read the leaflet below and complete an application form.
Tree protection advice and guidance(PDF) [2 Mb]
Request for a New Tree Preservation Order(PDF) [135 kb]
TPOs currently under consideration
The Tree Preservation Orders below have recently been made by the council and we are in the process of deciding whether to make them permanent. If the consultation deadline has not yet passed, you may wish to comment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
|TPO/BDB/0697||Land West of Crowshott Cottage (registered as The Scout Hut) Westridge Highclere (2022)||26 May 2023|
|TPO/BDB/0698||The Beehive, Hollington, Woolton Hill, Newbury RG20 9XT (2022)||26 May 2023|
|TPO/BDB/0688/C||Land at Crockford Lane, Chineham (2023)||22 July 2023|
|TPO/BDB/0698/E||Basingstoke Golf Course, Basingstoke (2023)||22 July 2023|
|TPO/BDB/0699||Land at 6 Weir Vale Cottages, Old Burghclere RG20 9NR (2023)||1 September 2023|
|TPO/BDB/0700||Land at Griffons Court, Mount Close, Highclere RG20 9QS (2023)||1 September 2023|
|TPO/BDB/0701||Land at Nately Scures House, Scures Hill, Nately Scures, Hook RG27 9JR and land lying to the South of London Road, Hook (2023)||6 September 2023|
|TPO/BDB/0702||Land adjacent to Woodside, Soke Road, Silchester RG7 2PA||21 September 2023|
|TPO/BDB/0703||Land at Newlands House, West Ham Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG22 5EE||16 October 2023|
|TPO/BDB/0704||Land to the rear of The Glade, Common Road, Headley||24 November 2023|
Natural Environment Team