Tree works and tree preservation

2. Apply for permission to work on protected trees

How to apply for permission to work on trees protected by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) or trees in a Conservation Area.

You should seek professional guidance before making an application. We are unable to visit your property to assess your tree before you apply.

We will send you a receipt when we recieve your application, and will notify you when it has been accepted. 

Please be aware that your application will be available to the public for comment via Public Access.


You can apply for permission to work on protected trees using the Planning Portal.

Apply for permission for tree works online


Complete and return the application form. Refer to the guidance note for help filling in the application.

Landscape team
9th Floor, Merrion House
110 Merrion Centre

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