Tree preservation

Under planning law, trees may be protected in three ways.

Tree Preservation Orders

To undertake work to a tree subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) you need to obtain the consent of Slough Borough Council’s planning department.

Applications to undertake work to a tree subject to a TPO must be made online via the planning portal or in writing using the form. 

Trees within conservation areas

To undertake works to trees within a conservation area you need to give Slough Borough Council’s planning department six weeks written notice of your intent. This only applies to trees with a stem over 75mm in diameter measured at 1.5 meters above ground level.

Notification to undertake work to a tree within a conservation area must be made online via the planning portal or in writing using the form, or in a letter which gives the same information required to complete the form above.

Trees subject to a planning condition

If you want to carry out works to a tree which is the subject of a a planning condition please contact the planning department.

Guidance on submitting an application

Warning

It is an offence to carry out any work to a protected tree, destroy or willfully damage a protected tree including causing damage to the roots without permission from the Local Planning Authority (Slough Borough Council). To find out if a tree is preserved please contact the planning department.