Appeal a decision about a tree preservation order

1. When you can appeal

Your council makes decisions about work on trees protected by preservation orders.

You can appeal if you applied to cut down or carry out work on a protected tree and:

  • you disagree with the decision
  • a decision wasn’t made within 8 weeks

You can also appeal if you disagree with a tree replacement notice you’ve been given.

There’s no fee for appealing.

Deadline for appealing

You must appeal:

  • within 28 days of the date on the council’s decision notice
  • before the date the tree replacement notice comes into effect

There’s no deadline if you’re appealing because your application wasn’t decided within 8 weeks.

When you can expect a decision

Once your appeal is validated, you’ll normally get a decision within 27 weeks.