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Tree Service

Do I need consent to fell or carry out works to a tree?

Matters relating to Management of trees in Council ownership and High hedges and hedge removal are dealt with by New Forest District Council.

Tree work applications and Tree Preservation Orders are currently dealt with by the New Forest National Park Authority. Please see Trees section of the National Park Authority's website or contact the Tree Team at:

Telephone: 01590 646620

New Forest National Park Authority
Lymington Town Hall
Avenue Road
SO41 9ZG

From 1 April 2019 New Forest National Park Authority will no longer manage the protection of trees on behalf of New Forest District Council. The Council will have its own tree team as part of its planning service, to deal with the protection of trees outside the National Park.

For land within New Forest District but outside of the National Park boundary, all matters concerning trees protected by Tree Preservation Orders (TPO), trees growing within Conservation Areas and trees affected by planning considerations should therefore be directed to the New Forest District Council's Tree Team from that date.

Please note that to enable the transfer of this service to take place, on-line tree services and information will not be available from 5pm on 28 March until 9am on 1 April 2019. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience to you this may cause.

Contact:, telephone 023 8028 5345 (Option 1)

The Planning Development Control (including Land Charges), and Policy and Strategy Services Privacy Notice can be read here.

New Forest District Council Privacy Notice can be read here.

Updated: 11 Mar 2019
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