Make an application for works to trees
Apply for permission to work on trees protected by a tree preservation order (TPO), or give us notice of proposed works to trees in a conservation area.
How to apply
Other ways to apply
You can apply by post. You can get an application form from the Planning Portal website.
Send your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to Development Management, City Hall, Bristol City Council, PO Box 3176, Bristol, BS3 9FS.
There’s no cost for making an application for tree works
What happens next
If you’ve applied to do works to a tree protected by a TPO, we’ll write to you to tell you our decision within eight weeks.
You can appeal against our decision. We’ll send you information about how to do this when we give you our decision. You can also appeal if we haven’t made a decision on your application within eight weeks.
If you’ve notified us of proposed tree works in a conservation area, you’ll hear from us within six weeks.
Works can go ahead if we decide that they're acceptable, or if we don’t make a decision within six weeks of the date of receiving your notice. We'll let you know the six week expiry date.
You must not start work within the six week period.
PO Box 3176
Bristol, BS3 9FS
Appointments are at:
Tel: 0117 922 3000