Tree Preservation Orders
Trees are an essential part of the landscape, both in town and country. In Mansfield, at the heart of the ancient Sherwood Forest it is of utmost importance to protect the trees we have, and add to them whenever possible.
Many trees, whether as individuals or in groups are given protection by Tree Preservation Orders (commonly known as TPO's) which means that they can only be lawfully cut down, topped, lopped or uprooted with the Council's consent. If the tree is protected, either by a 'Tree Preservation Order' or by the fact that it grows in a 'Conservation Area', you will need to make formal application to the Local Planning Authority before carrying out works. There is a link to the Planning Forms page under the related pages header.
Trees have only a limited life span, and may have a disease or cause damage to buildings. So it is inevitable that some trees covered by TPO's will have to be removed from time to time. However, it is a legal requirement that these be replaced by younger trees.
Many new developments are expected to make a reasonable contribution to the District's tree population by planting trees where space permits. In this way, and through our own programme of tree planting, we aim to make sure that there are sufficient young trees growing to take the place of the many mature trees that add so much to the local environment.
To view the details and location of TPO's in Mansfield district please go to our our web mapping service by using the link under the related pages header.
Should you require further information or wish to discuss matters relating to trees and their protection please use the links under the contacts header.