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Tree Service

Do I need consent to fell or carry out works to a tree?

From 1 April 2019 New Forest National Park Authority will no longer manage the protection of trees on behalf of New Forest District Council. The Council will have its own tree team as part of its planning service, to deal with the protection of trees outside the National Park.

For land within New Forest District but outside of the National Park boundary, all matters concerning trees protected by Tree Preservation Orders (TPO), trees growing within Conservation Areas and trees affected by planning considerations should therefore be directed to the New Forest District Council's Tree Team.

Contact:, telephone 023 8028 5345 (Option 1)

View Tree Work Applications

View Tree Preservation Orders

View Map of Tree Preservation Orders

Online applications can be made via the National Planning Portal.

National Planning Portal
Application Form
National Planning Portal Guidance Notes

Application for tree works 

Tree works - guidance notes

Follow these links for matters relating to Management of trees in Council ownership and High hedges and hedge removal.

The Planning Services Privacy Notice can be read here.

New Forest District Council Privacy Notice can be read here.

Updated: 27 Aug 2019
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