Trees in Conservation Areas

Trees within conservation areas are protected and works to trees in these parts are subject to restrictions.

This means before you do any work on a tree in a conservation area you must first notify Winchester City Council. To find out whether your tree is in a conservation area, please click here.

If you wish to undertake works to a tree within a conservation area, please call us on 01962 848301 or email us at

The council requires 6 weeks notice of work to any tree in a conservation area. This enables us to inspect the site and consider the proposed work.

Please be warned, if work is carried out to a tree within the 6 week period without the council's consent, this can result in criminal prosecution and a fine of up to £20,000.