Trees on private property

Guide for managing trees on private property.

Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs)

Around 5,000 trees in Lambeth are protected by TPOs. We consider these trees to be of high amenity value or to have a significant impact on the local environment. Details of the trees that are protected can be found on the Schedule of Tree Preservation Orders in Lambeth.

Tree Preservation Order schedule 

A TPO may cover individual trees or groups of trees and protects them from unauthorised pruning, felling, topping, uprooting or any other form of damage. Once an order has been made, our consent is required before works to protected trees may take place.

You can apply for consent to carry out work to trees protected by a TPO online or by downloading an application form.

Apply for consent to carry out works to trees protected by a TPO

There is no fee for applications to carry out work on trees.