Any activity which may cause damage to regulated or registered trees, such as tree removal, major pruning or groundwork within the Tree Protection Zone requires approval under the Tree Protection Act 2005.
The Conservator of Fauna and Flora may grant approval to damage a regulated or registered tree if the tree meets one or more of the Tree Protection approval criteria. Applications need to include a tree survey and report by a qualified arborist that identifies the trees and the impact on them.
Application to Undertake a Tree Damaging Activity: Apply online | PDF (53KB) | Word (57KB)
Application for Tree Registration: Apply online | PDF (197KB) | Word (161KB)
Application for Reconsideration of a Decision: Apply online