Manly Council’s Tree Preservation Order 2008 states that a tree permit is required to remove a tree that is over 5m in height or to prune more than 10% of the existing canopy of such a tree. Exemptions may be granted if the tree is considered by council to be dead, dying or diseased, within 3m and proving to be damaging to property, or in some cases of overplanting if the removal will benefit the remaining trees.
General Notes on Councils:
The pruning or removal of any trees on public land, parks, bushland or Heritage Items need special permission from ALL councils.
The Noxious Weeds Act 1993 lists trees not requiring permission to remove.