Brentwood Borough Council has the power to protect trees with amenity value by granting a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). These can be issued to individual trees, groups of trees, woodlands and trees planted as part of a planning condition. If a tree has been awarded a TPO it cannot be cut down, uprooted, topped or lopped, wilfully damaged or destroyed (including root damage) without the Council's prior permission.

Please see the Tree Preservation Orders webpage for more information.