Trees in churchyards

Most tree related matters are included in Lists A and B. The main exception (requiring a Faculty) is the felling of a healthy tree for reasons other than safety. For full details, please see the guidance on trees published by the CBC (Church Buildings Council), which replaces the Chancellor’s guidance on trees, and can be found in the documents section of this webpage.

There are no longer special forms for works to trees. Permission, whether for Faculty or under List B, should be applied for using the Online Faculty System.

If you are unsure what permissions may be required for works to trees in your churchyard or cemetery (consecrated area) please contact the DAC office by email or on 02476 521327.

For more information on Churchyard Management on the Diocesan Environment Group webpages, click here.


A Churchwarden's Guide to the DAC

CBC Guidance on Trees

CBC Trees Guidance Summary

Lists A and B - Minor Works


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