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Trees in Conservation Areas

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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, visit our View Protected Trees on a Map page by clicking on the link to the right.

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 848 301 or email

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

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

Once you are ready to submit your notification to us, you can do so online by following the link to the Planning Portal on the right.

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.


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