Protected Trees, Hedges and Woodlands

Tree Preservation Orders (TPO) – Applications and Appeals

Aspect consultants are fully conversant with relevant legislation and best practice for TPO Applications and Appeals. We have direct local authority experience and offer a valuable insight into the process (see About Us). Our experience is valuable for applications, appeals and the review of Orders.
The service is offered to private individuals, companies and to Local Authorities. We can guide you through the application and appeals process to minimise difficulties and promote sustainable tree care.
High Hedges

Evergreen hedges in urban areas are now controlled by The Anti-Social Behaviour Act. We can advise land owners and hedge neighbours on appropriate management and the impact that the hedge has on houses and gardens. Our reports include:

•    Action Height calculations
•    Shade analysis
•    Scope of works and specifications

Our reports provide an appraisal of the hedgerow and realistic management options. We can act as impartial arbitrators with clients generally benefiting from our professional advice. Our consultants have direct and extensive experience with the regulations relating to hedges and we also have practical experience in their management.

Rural Hedges (Hedgerows Regulations)
Rural hedgerows are protected by The Hedgerows Regulations. We offer an appraisal of hedgerows to assess their wildlife and historical importance. We also offer management advice and options for moving sections of hedges to allow access and facilitate development. Our staff offer direct experience with the legislation and can provide advice on how to manage important hedges.