The Tree Protection Order Project

The NVN is excited to launch the West Norfolk Tree Protection Order project!

The goal is to identify and survey local trees and to apply for TPOs on those that are eligible. This is a written order that makes it more difficult for the tree to be cut down or otherwise messed around with in the future. This is an incredibly important project for fighting for the preservation of our trees and for local wildlife. We hope that you’ll be able to get involved.

To take part, the steps are simple:

  1. Email us at and we will send a map of high-priority areas near you.
  2. Download and print the form and the instructions. You will find these at the bottom of this webpage or attached to your email.
  3. Identify trees in high-priotity land that are likely to qualify as veteran or ancient trees. If your tree is on private land, seek permission from the landowner to survey it.
  4. Locate your tree and fill out the form accordingly. You will need to measure the tree’s width with a tape measure, according to the instructions.
  5. You will also need to gather some other information about the tree. This will be available in an upcoming survey pack.
  6. Take pictures of the tree, including pictures of any rot, damage, or signs of fungus or wildlife.
  7. Email the pictures of your trees and pictures of the completed forms to
  8. Monitor the tree regularly to ensure it isn’t being tampered with, if possible.
Click here to download the tree survey form: The TPO Project Survey Instructions.