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Many of the trees in Boston Spa are protected by Tree Preservation Orders, some invidually and others in groups and information on the extent of such Orders can be obtained from the planning authority.

Permission is normally needed to prune or fell trees over a certain size where they are the subject of a Preservation Order or are within the Conservation Area. You are advised to always consult with Leeds City Council’s Tree Officer, Richard Lapish, 0113 247 8149 before carrying out any work on trees other than garden fruit trees. If you do not do this yourself you should ensure that any commercial firm undertaking work on your behalf has obtained written authorisation or confirmation that specific consent is not required.

The fines for unauthorised action are significant.

More information on Tree Preservation Orders can be obtained from HERE