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 apply for works to be carried out on a tree in a conservation area and you know what works you wish to undertake, please call us on 01962 848301 or email landscape@winchester.gov.uk.

If you are unsure as to what work you would like to carry out and would like to seek help, we recommend you contact a Tree Consultant before applying to the Council. A list of consultants approved by the Arboricultural Association can be found at www.trees.org.uk/find-a-professional.

We ask that you decide what works you would like to undertake before contacting the Council.

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.