PO Box 10, Oxford, OX1 1EN
Tel 01865 249811
Tree Officers in the Conservation section of Planning Services are responsible for all aspects of tree preservation including; making and enforcing Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs); dealing with applications to carry out work to TPO trees; dealing with notices of tree work in Conservation Areas; dealing with notices of work to protected hedgerows; providing tree and landscaping advice in relation to new development.
If you require more information related to trees, woodland and hedges, please contact the Conservation team on 01865 249811.
The management of the Council's tree stock is usually undertaken by Parks Services.
If you are concerned that a tree in the city has become dangerous and might cause injury or damage to a person or property please contact the Parks Service on 01865 252240.
In general, it is an offence under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for anyone to undertake work to a tree that is included on a TPO without the Council's prior written consent.
Information about applying for a tree preservation order
The Council has a duty to ensure that when it grants planning permission for new development that adequate provision is made for the protection of existing trees or for the planting of new trees, as appropriate ...
Countryside hedgerows are protected. In general, it is an offence under the Hedgerow Regulations 1997 for anyone to remove a hedgerow that is more than 20 metres long without giving the Council six weeks prior written notice. The notice is for the Council to decide if the hedgerow has sufficient ecological or historic value to be 'important'
Information about high hedge disputes.
Information about felling trees
Page last updated 14 February 2013
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