| Commentary

142 Trees in conservation areas

| Commentary

142 Trees in conservation areas

A tree in a conservation area which is not subject to a tree preservation order enjoys a similar level of protection to that which it would have if it were the subject of a tree preservation order1. Subject to a number of exceptions, it is an offence to cut down, lop, top, uproot or wilfully damage or wilfully destroy a tree in a conservation area2. To avoid prosecution, a notice must be served on the local planning authority in advance of the work proposed to be carried out to the tree3. The local planning authority

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