Preservation orders, trees in conservation areas, hedgerows, tree maintenance and surgery, development guidelines and tree policies.
Tree preservation orders
Trees and hedges are a key element of our countryside, but they also have a major part to play in urban areas.
Trees in conservation areas
All trees, regardless of species, are protected by the conservation area status provided the trunk diameter is greater than 75mm when measured at 1.5m above ground level.
Tree maintenance and surgery
The arboricultural section of Dorset County Council manages the county council's tree stock. However we will also undertake similar work for customers.
Ash dieback disease
Information and advice on ash dieback disease, also known as Chalara fraxinea, which is a potentially serious threat to ash trees across the UK.
Hedgerows and high hedges
Information about the management of hedgerows and resolving high hedge disputes in Dorset.
Trees and development guidelines
The visual contribution of trees to the built environment has long been recognised. In addition, trees provide important habitats for wildlife, help to improve air quality, reduce rain water run-off, provide shelter and are integral to the character of the Dorset countryside.
Trees in Christchurch
Information on the management strategy and maintenance of trees and woodlands within the borough of Christchurch.
Council owned tree policy - East Dorset
East Dorset District Council is committed to retaining trees for all the positive ways in which they contribute to our environment.
Trees and hedgerows - North Dorset
North Dorset District Council is committed to preserving and retaining trees so they continue to contribute to the North Dorset landscape.
Trees and hedgerows - Purbeck
This page provides information relating to the management and protection of trees and hedgerows in Purbeck.
Trees and hedgerows - West Dorset
The trees and hedgerows of West Dorset are a natural and ecological asset and contribute to the visual enjoyment and distinctiveness of our local landscape.
Trees and high hedges - Weymouth and Portland
Weymouth and Portland Borough Council consider trees are an important part of our landscape and environment.