Tree preservation orders (TPOs)
Tree preservation orders require that our consent must be obtained for any work to a protected tree. There are certain limited exceptions to this, such as when a tree or parts of a tree, are dead, dying or dangerous.
If you want to find out if a tree in Havering is protected by a tree preservation order or is located within a conservation area you can use our online mapping system.
Dead, dying or diseased trees
Except in an emergency you should give us at least five days notice before cutting down a protected tree which is dead or dangerous. It is the same if you intend to remove dead, dying or dangerous wood from an otherwise healthy tree.
You could be prosecuted if we consider you to have carried out unauthorised work on a protected tree.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any concerns about the health or safety of a tree preservation ordered tree and need advice or further information.
You also do not need to obtain consent if a trees is directly in the way of development that is about to start for which detailed planning permission has been granted.