Tree protection

Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs)

Photo showing trees in Queens Gardens behind the Glades, Bromley.

We are responsible for protecting trees under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.  We do this by making tree preservation orders (TPO). To warrant a TPO, a tree should make a significant impact on its local surroundings. An order can protect any type of tree.

There are currently over 2000 TPOs in Bromley. We maintain records of protected trees. Special provisions also apply to trees in conservation areas.

All types of trees can be covered by TPOs including hedgerow trees, but not hedges, bushes or shrubs. A TPO can cover anything from single trees to woodlands.

Find out if a tree has a preservation order 

You can check if you have a tree with a preservation area on our interactive map.

Protected trees map.

If you experience difficulty viewing this map on your mobile phone please use our tree preservation order enquiry form.

Let us know if you think a tree should be protected

Find out what you need to do and how to contact us to request a tree preservation order 

Permission to carry out work on a protected tree

Making an application to work on a protected tree