Tree preservation orders

Tree preservation orders available to view online

What are Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs)

TPOs orders are used to protect selected trees and woodlands where it's considered their removal would have an unacceptable and significant impact on the local environment and enjoyment by the public.

A TPO can be made for individual trees, groups of trees, areas or woodlands. They prohibit measures such as cutting down, topping, lopping, uprooting, wilful damage or wilful destruction of trees.

A TPO does not prevent the management or maintenance of trees. If you plan to carry out work on TPO protected trees, read the section on tree management.

For information on the location of TPO protected trees in the Stirling area, email trees@stirling.gov.uk

How TPOs are chosen

TPOs can be chosen for several reasons including:

  • preservation of trees or woodland in the interest of amenity
  • safeguarding of trees or woodland against unnecessary or indiscriminate felling
  • retention of shelter belts and preservation of the natural habitat for wildlife
  • formation of screening to a nearby development
  • trees are of historic significance or an unusual species.

Trees or woodlands to be protected by a TPO should normally be visible from a public place, such as a road or a footpath, although the inclusion of other areas may be justified.

If you wish an individual tree, group or area of trees or woodland to be considered for a TPO, email details, a map or plan and picture to trees@stirling.gov.uk. We'll visit and assess the site, and advise you whether or not Stirling Council will promote a TPO.

How a TPO affects the owner or occupier

Permission is needed to cut down, top, lop or uproot trees. It's an offence to undertake any of these measures without consent from the Council. Any such action may result in a fine. Similar controls exist in relation to trees within conservation areas.

We welcome consultations from property owners who have proposals that will safeguard the longer-term viability of trees and woodland areas.

Viewing new TPOs

As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, we currently advertise new Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) on this website.

When we make a TPO, it takes effect immediately and lasts for 6 months. A notice and a copy of the order are then made available for viewing and making representations. Before the 6 month expiry, you can make a representation which we will consider as part of our decision on whether to confirm the order.

New orders

The Stirling Council Tree Preservation Order (No. 1) 2021 (Land at Cowane’s Hospital, 49 John Street, Top of the Town, Stirling)
Newspaper notice
Tree preservation order

The Stirling Council Tree Preservation Order (No. 2) 2021 (West of Pirnhall Road, Bannockburn)
Newspaper notice
Tree preservation order

The Stirling Council Tree Preservation Order (No. 3) 2021 (Trees within Garden Ground of The Croft and on the verge adjacent to Croft House, Blairlogie Village Road, Blairlogie)
Newspaper notice

Tree preservation order

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