Blackpool Council’s tree service team are the custodians of the borough’s trees and have developed a holistic approach to tree management, bringing forward arboricultural issues to the wider community.

Our team work in partnership with a number of people to manage, protect and expand the borough’s trees and woodlands.

The objectives of the team are:

  • To implement the borough’s tree strategy
  • To preserve the borough’s tree stock
  • To apply a sustainable tree management regime
  • To ensure the establishment of new trees and woodlands
  • To undertake wildlife conservation
  • To develop education/community involvement opportunities
  • To promote the benefits of trees to the landscape, health and environment
  • To promote arboriculture to the community.

Memorial tree scheme

If you would like to plant a memorial tree to commemorate birthdays, anniversaries or in memory of loved ones please contact 01253 478358 or email parks@blackpool.gov.uk 

Tree preservation orders

Blackpool Council protects trees and groups of trees by making Tree Preservation Orders where appropriate. Removal of protected trees will only be allowed in exceptional circumstances:

  • Where trees endanger public safety
  • Where trees are diseased
  • On condition that replacement planting takes place

If you wish to carry out any type of work to a tree that meets any of the following criteria you need the Council’s consent:

  • The tree is protected by a Tree Preservation Order 
  • The tree is within a conservation area
  • The tree is protected by a condition attached to a planning permission.

You will need to download and complete an application form before you start any work.  If you would like any further information, please call 01253 477477.