Information about trees in the West Devon area, tree protection, applying to do works on a protected tree and how we look after trees and hedges.

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Protected Trees

The council has a duty to protect trees that have significant public amenity value. There are five types of tree protection, and this guide will explain them.

Trees on Development Sites

There is a clear and well-established process for protecting trees in relation to a new development. Find out more here.

Tree Works Applications

This guide is intended to assist applicants when submitting an application for tree works to trees under a tree preservation order (TPO) and proposed works to trees in a Conservation Area.

Ash Dieback Disease

More information about Ash Dieback and your responsibilities for any trees on your land, including where you can get further advice.

Hedges in the Countryside

Hedgerows are protected by law. If you wish to remove one in the countryside you must apply for permission from the council.

Nuisance Hedges

Find out what the council can do about hedge and tree disputes between neighbours.

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