We deal with all matters concerning trees on land that is within the New Forest district but outside of the National Park boundary, except those on highways land.
This includes trees that are:
You can view information and the standards that we expect for new development proposals and works to protected trees with specific reference to the retention, protection and provision of trees at the link below:
To discuss any of the above relating to trees in private ownership, contact us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 023 8028 5345 (option one). Our corporate tree team deals with Trees on council land
For issues relating to a tree that is on the public highway you will need to contact Hampshire County Council using the link below.
If you want to contact us regarding a neighbour's hedge being too high, find out how to make a high hedge complaint.
A Tree Preservation Order (TPO) protects trees in the interest of public amenity. A TPO can apply to:
The trees can be of any size, species or age.
A TPO makes it a criminal offence to cut down, uproot, prune, damage or destroy the tree or trees without the appropriate permissions.
To find out whether a tree is protected with a TPO, you can either use our map or use the form below.
If you think a tree should be protected by a new TPO, let us know by email to email@example.com.
If you wish to carry out works to any tree protected by a TPO, you must submit a planning application.
Alternatively, you can submit an application for tree works using the form below.
For guidance on submitting your tree works application, download the document below.
There are no fees for TPO applications or notifications to carry out works to protected trees.
You can view the list of current tree work applications using the link below.
We have the power to protect hedges in the countryside that are of importance, either ecologically or historically. The Hedgerow Regulations, introduced in 1997, require that anyone who wishes to remove a hedge in the countryside must notify us by submitting an application for Hedgerow Removal Notice.
If you wish to remove a hedgerow, you should contact us first to check if you require consent.
You can submit an application form using the form at the link below: