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Request a new tree preservation order

Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) protect trees which are considered to be important to a local area.

They may make an area visually more attractive or may be of historical significance. The order may cover anything from a single tree to woodlands. Hedgerow trees can be protected, but not hedges, bushes or shrubs.

It is a criminal offence to carry out works to legally protected trees without consent from us.

For more information please see our protected trees web page.

You can request a new Tree Preservation Order if you feel that a particular tree or trees should be protected.

Request a new Tree Preservation Order

To complete this form, you'll be directed to our customer portal where you'll be able to track the progress of your request. If  you don't have a 'My Cambridge' account yet, you can register easily using an email address, or with your Microsoft, Facebook or Google account.

Once we have received your request we will assess the tree(s) and will notify you of our decision on whether a Tree Preservation Order will be put in place