What happens if you cut down a protected tree?

What happens if you cut down a protected tree?

Hear this out loudPauseIf you destroy a tree that has a TPO, you can be fined £20,000. If you work on a tree without permission, and you damage it (but don’t destroy it), you can still be fined up to £2,500.

Can a tree with a TPO be removed?

Hear this out loudPauseA Tree Preservation Order (TPO) is an order made by a local planning authority or council in order to protect trees. This can relate to an individual or groups of trees. Unfortunately getting a TPO lifted can be very tricky. The only way it can be removed is by the council.

Do I need a permit to cut down a tree on my property South Africa?

Hear this out loudPauseAccording to the National Forests Act (NFA) no person may cut, disturb, damage or destroy any protected tree, unless they apply for a permit from the City of Cape Town to do so.

What trees Can I remove without approval?

Species Exempt from Council Approval

  • Tree of heaven.
  • Bamboo sp (all species and cultivars)
  • Citrus sp (all varieties)
  • Cotoneaster.
  • Rubber tree.
  • Wild honey locust.
  • Norfolk Island hibiscus.
  • Privet.

    Can I cut down trees on my own land?

    Hear this out loudPauseTree Preservation Orders This prevents the cutting down, topping, lopping or wilful destruction of trees without the specific consent of the Planning Authority. You have to have a Felling Licence to fell a tree even if the tree is on your own land. But there are exceptions -e.g. husbandry.

    Who is liable for breach of TPO?

    Hear this out loudPauseProtected Trees The Council have the power to take legal action against anyone contravening a Tree Preservation Order under Section 210(2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, which provides that anyone found guilty of these offences is liable, if convicted in the magistrates’ court, to a fine of up to £20,000.

    Is it easy to remove a TPO?

    Hear this out loudPauseYou might be able to get what you want, but revoking the TPO is almost certainly not the way it is going to happen. Note for a start that the only way to completely remove a TPO is for the council to revoke it. Revoking a TPO is a tiresome business, as much work as making a new one, and it is very rare indeed.

    How do you know if a tree has a TPO?

    Hear this out loudPauseLocal authority maps. Some local authorities have maps you can check to see if a tree or wood has a TPO or is in a Conservation Area. If no map or list is available, or if there is any doubt, speak to your local authority’s tree officer or equivalent.

    Can your Neighbour force you to remove a tree?

    Hear this out loudPauseYour neighbour can cut any branches that are overhanging into their garden as long as they only remove the bits on their side of the boundary. If they want you to cut your tree or hedge just because they don’t like the way it looks, it’s up to you whether you do the work.

    How are trees protected on privately owned land?

    Trees on privately owned property. Some trees located on private land may be protected either by Tree Preservation Orders or because the property lies within a Conservation Area. It is a criminal offence to carry out works to protected trees without prior consent or notifying the Council. Some trees on development sites are also protected by…

    Is it illegal to cut down trees on private land?

    Trees on privately owned property. Some trees located on private land may be protected either by Tree Preservation Orders or because the property lies within a Conservation Area. It is a criminal offence to carry out works to protected trees without prior consent or notifying the Council.

    What are the rights and responsibilities of a tree owner?

    Tree Owner Rights and Responsibilities. Landowners’ tree rights limit nuisance claims and trespass regarding cutting, trimming or removing trees that extend beyond property boundaries, especially abutting easements for streets and utility lines. According to the trespass law, Tenn.

    Do you have a right to trim trees on your property?

    Although this can be an annoyance to you and cause damage to your fence or driveway, you cannot assume that you have a right to trim back the branches or roots of the offending tree to the property line.

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