Heritage and trees

Heritage and trees

East Hampshire is a well wooded district with approximately 17% of its area covered by trees. It is one of the most wooded districts in the country.

Trees make a significant contribution to its fine natural qualities and we take our responsibility to protect and enhance these qualities seriously.

EHDC has three Arboricultural Officers. They are responsible for over 900 Tree Preservation Orders and for giving advice to planning Officers on tree issues on development sites.

You can see details of all TPOs and all tree applications received and check if you are in a conservation area by using our online map.

Trees on highway verges

Enquiries about trees on highway verges should be directed to Hampshire County Council Highways department. You can report a problem online or call 0300 555 1388.

Felling licences

Felling generally is controlled by the Forestry Commission.

If more than 5 cubic metres of timber per calendar quarter is to be felled then a felling licence would be required.

The requirements of the regulations controlling the removal of trees are set out in the Forestry Act 1967.

For further information including details of grants for planting and management of woodland visit the Forestry Commission website.

Tree surgeons

Before appointing a contractor to undertake work to your tree make sure that it is not protected by a Tree Preservation Order or is growing in a Conservation Area, or, if so, that you have the necessary consent.

You are also advised to:

  • Get at least 3 written quotations
  • Make sure that the contractor has included “removal of all arisings” (the timber and debris) from the site in the quotation
  • Ensure the contractor carries sufficient public liability insurance (usually £5,000,000).

We provide this information to assist residents but cannot accept responsibility for work carried out.

You can also look up contractors on the Arboricultural Association website.

Details of local contractors

Name Address Contact details
Acacia Tree Surgeons 19 The Roundabouts
Liss
Hampshire
GU33 7BB
01730 895531
Adam Gibson Treecare Specialist 4 Sundale Cottages
Longmoor Road
Greatham
GU33 6AW
01420 538797 / 07786 704211
Andrew Murray Tree Surgeons 17 Upper Grove Road
Alton
Hampshire
GU34 1NW
01420 80685
Arbro Tree Surgeons 16 Five Heads Road
Horndean
Hampshire
PO8 9NW
023 9200 3314
Arbrook Tree Care 2 Forty Acre Cottages
East Meon
Petersfield
GU32 1PP
01730 823914 or
07932 892360
Cedardale Arboricultural Specialists 3 Orchard Close
Hawley, Camberley
Surrey
GU17 9EX
01256 763162 or
01256 763163
DNB Tree Surgery Ltd Bensgreen Farm
Froxfield
Petersfield
Hampshire
GU32 1ED
01730 827656 or
07789 078074
Graham Taylor 8 Windmill Drive
Headley Down
Hampshire
GU35 8AL
01428 713427 or
07850 595948
Liphook
07920 057009
Paul Knight Tree Services
The Cabin
Batchelors Farm
Oakhanger
Hampshire
GU35 9JT
01420 477408
Unit 3
New Buildings Farm
Petersfield
Hants
GU32 3PB
01730 260001 or
07881991718 or
07713575398