Trees on private property

Guide for managing trees on private property.

Trees and hedges are really important to the character of Lambeth.

But they need to be selected and planted with care, and managed properly to make the most of their potential to enhance their environment.

Trees may be protected by Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) or other legal procedures to make sure that they are not lost or damaged needlessly.

Our planning service Tree Officer advises on applications for works to protected trees and assesses the impact of planning proposals on trees as part of the decision making process.

Residents requiring guidance on trees on private land should seek independent advice from an accredited arboriculturalist. 

Trees on streets and public land are managed differently. Information on this can be seen in our guide to trees on public property