Trees on private property

Guide for managing trees on private property.

Trees and hedges are really important to the character of Lambeth.

But, they need to be selected and planted with care, and managed properly to make the most of their potential to enhance their environment.

Trees may be protected by Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) or other legal procedures to make sure that they are not lost or damaged needlessly.

Our planning service has a Tree Officer, who can advise householders on problems with trees on private property, make preservation orders as necessary, and consider applications for work to trees on private land.