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Tree preservation orders

​All trees in conservation areas are protected. We can place a Tree Preservation Order on any tree that has amenity value to the surrounding area. Tree preservation orders prohibit the cutting down, uprooting, topping, lopping, wilful damage or wilful destruction of trees without our consent.

Apply for works to protected trees

Apply for work to trees protected by an order or in a conservation area. There's no fee to submit an application.

Apply for work to trees

Please use the checklist to ensure your application is complete prior to submitting it. Any application which does not provide all the required details cannot be processed. 

​​​Copies of Tree Preservation Orders

If you want a copy of a Tree Preservation Order please get in touch giving the full address it relates to.


0300 303 8873

Phone: Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm.
Closed for training Monday 11am-11.30am.

Planning and Development
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU

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