Tree Work Applications - Tree Surgeons of Luton
Some trees are protected by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO), or through being in a Conservation Area. For protection purposes, a TPO is issued as a legal mechanism to conserve and protect trees for public enjoyment, environmental and beauty purposes. Trees that are under a preservation order need a tree work application submitted to the relevant local Council for felling and pruning in most cases (exceptions being if the tree is dead or in a dangerous condition, however the Council still needs to be notified).
We can check with the Council for you and submit an application on your behalf for tree work, before carrying out the approved tree alterations. Tree Surgeons of Luton will also carry out the required notifications if a tree is dead or dangerous, including preliminary investigations, and of course the required removal and remediation/restoration.
Trees within a Conservation Area also benefit from Local Authority protection where removal or lopping/pruning is required. This applies to trees with a diameter of 7.5cm or more at a height of at least 1.5m above ground level, or 10cm diameter if thinning to help the growth of other trees. There are exceptions, which we can advise you on. The application process to carry out tree work within a Conservation Area can also be completed by us.
We will send our arboricultural consultants to assess the tree(s) in question and begin the preparations for the application process. Liaising with the local authority, our expert team makes it possible for our clients to get detailed information regarding protected trees on their land. Here are some reasons why one of your trees may be under a Preservation Order.
- The tree makes a positive contribution to the area.
- The tree is of some local significance.
- To ensure the ecological system is maintained.
- Trees under conserved areas e.g. woodlands.
- To secure and protect trees from unnecessary felling and wilful destruction.
- To provide public amenity benefits.
However there are reasons why a tree may need work even if it is under preservation order. When a preserved tree is an imminent danger to the public and property, and there is enough proof to justify removal or more minor surgery, then we offer tree services with immediate effect.
With the help of our experienced tree surgeons we provide a report explaining why works are required, which can increase the chances of an application being approved. Once the application has been submitted, the council has a period of six weeks to consider the proposal. In respect of trees under a TPO, the council takes a period of eight weeks. Once approved or if the Council does not object, we can begin the required alterations.
With excellent reviews from our clients we ensure that we take due diligence when dealing with trees under preservation and conservation. The safety of both the tree and the public is a top priority for us. Our tree surgeons carry out a proper assessment to ensure effective services are provided. We guarantee a great job from start to finish. Another reason why many people seek our services is the after-services that our company offers. We clean up thoroughly and comprehensively after each job. If you’re in need of an excellent arboricultural practice, we are the right tree team for you.