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Protected trees

Some trees are protected if removing or altering them would have a significant negative impact on an area. You could face a fine of up to £20,000 for carrying out work to protected trees without permission.

You will need permission from us to work on trees if they are:

  • covered by a Tree Preservation Order
  • located in a Conservation Area
  • protected as a condition of a planning permission

Contact us to find out if a tree is protected.

Planning office - Dumfries
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Email pe.nithsdale.planning@dumgal.gov.uk
- Call 01387 260199

Planning office - Stranraer
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Email pe.wigtown.stranraer.planning@dumgal.gov.uk
- Call 01776 888468


Apply for permission


Unprotected trees


You don't need permission from us to carry out work on trees that aren't protected but you will need a felling licence from the Forestry Commission if you are felling more than 5 cubic metres.

Related Information

Contact Details

 

Development Management - Dumfries

Kirkbank
English Street
Dumfries
DG1 2HS

Tel: 01387 260199
Fax: 01387 260188
Email this contact

Development Management - Stranraer

Ashwood House
Sun Street
Stranraer
DG9 7JJ

Tel: 01776 888468
Fax: 01776 705697
Email this contact

Contact Dumfries and Galloway Council T: 030 33 33 3000

Council Offices
English Street
Dumfries
DG1 2DD

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