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Do I need permission to cut down a tree on my property UK?
Last Updated: 15th April, 2020
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Consequently, do you need planning permission to cut down a tree in your garden?
Planning Permission. Many trees are protected by tree preservation orders which means that, in general, you need the council's consent to prune or fell them. If you are unsure about the status of trees which you intend to prune or fell (or you simply require further information) you should contact your council.
Also Know, what trees can be cut down without permission? New trees added to the list include bakain, bamboo, tut, guava and Ailanthus increasing the number to seven. “These trees are used as crops in rural areas therefore do not require any permission before cutting.
In this regard, can I cut a tree down on my own property?
The reality is you are permitted to prune or cut down any tree on your land, regardless of whether it is healthy or not, if it is not subject to a Tree Preservation Order or located with a conservation area. Contrary to popular belief, there is not a blanket protection of all Oak trees.
How much does it cost to cut down a tree UK?
On average expect to pay £500 to £650 for local tree surgeons for a day's work. However, there are smaller companies that only take on easier projects. A team of 1 or 2 workers will cost anywhere from £400 to £550 a day, depending on where you are located.