Tree Surveys and TPO Application Services

We are a team of professional tree surgeons in Leyland, providing the highest-quality service at affordable prices.

A tree survey is an important survey that is performed on private or public landscapes. The goal of the survey is to provide useful information on the trees so that property managers or homeowners can make informed decisions. Based on the information that they receive from the survey, they may then decide what to do with the trees.

A tree survey contains all kinds of detailed information about the trees. A professional arborist usually works with the British Standard BS5837. The Standard helps to determine which trees to be retained, and which trees to be removed. This is a useful guide that everyone can use to make decisions easier. To make full use of this guide, you will need to draw information from the tree survey that has been conducted.

The survey will reveal information such as:

  • Species of the tree based on scientific name.
  • Physical measurements of the tree such as height and diameter.
  • Age of the tree.
  • Overall health of the tree.
  • Life expectancy.
  • Management recommendations.

TPO Application.

It is important when considering work on your trees that they may be subject to a TPO. We at Tree Care Extraordinaire will always check via your local authority.

And if the tree/trees do have TPOs then we will talk you through the application process and help you apply yourselfs or alternatively apply for permissions to carry out works. Saving you all the hassle and headache.


How do you check if a tree has a TPO?

You may check maps from certain local governments to discover if a tree or wood has a TPO or is in a Conservation Area. Speak to your local authority’s tree officer or equivalent if no map or list is available, or if you have any doubts.

Do you need permission to prune a tree with a TPO?

Cutting down, topping, lopping, uprooting, wilfully damaging, or destroying a tree without authority is illegal under Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs). If you want to work on a tree that has a TPO, you can submit an application through the Planning Portal.