Similarly one may ask, do you need planning permission to plant a tree?
You do not need permission to plant trees. If you are seeking grant aid to plant, conditions may apply such as providing public access, planting only native species on ancient woodland sites, and so on.
Beside above, can I plant a tree on council land?
No, only if the trees are growing on Council land. If the tree is on private land then the landowner is responsible. A Council or Highways Agency may serve notice on the tree owner to require adequate clearance of hedges or trees encroaching onto pavements or roads.
You can plant trees in your own garden as long as roots and branches would not damage nearby properties, according to the Woodland Trust. In England, you would not need planning permission to plant less than two hectares (20,000 sq metres) in a low risk area, it said.