Charfield has always been a rural environment with many significant trees in and around the village. As the village expands to meet the needs of the future these trees become ever more valuable.
Some of them have been identified as particularly precious and potentially threatened, and are subject to Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs). There penalty for unauthorised interference or damage to these trees can be an unlimited fine.
This page cannot list all the trees covered by TPOs in the village, as that database is held and managed by South Gloucestershire Council. However, these are some of the trees that are protected in law:
- The Weeping Willow at Manor Lane and Wotton Road
- The Horse Chestnut on Charfield Hill
- The Pines at Fews’s
- The Oak in Underhill Road
[work in progress and not an exhaustive list]
Other entire areas are covered by Protection Orders while the land is assessed for the impact of pending developments.
South Gloucestershire Council Tree Officers are the expert officials who place and manage TPOs, and they can be contacted here.