Trees are an important component of the natural landscape. They help prevent erosion and provide a weather-sheltered ecosystem in and underneath their foliage. They produce oxygen and reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and also moderate ground temperatures.
Trees need great care, protection and respect. In our increasingly urban environment with trees and humans living alongside each other we need to make sure that they are safe and kept in good condition.
Under the terms of the the Town and Country Planning (Tree Preservation Order and Trees in Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Regulations 1975 we can protect individual trees and groups of trees.
Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) prevent the cutting down, lopping and topping of trees covered by the order, without the permission of the planning authority.