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April 13, 2012

Marrickville Council

Committed to the management of its urban forest Marrickville Council requires written permission for any tree management work, including removal, on trees 5m in height or over, a canopy spread 3m or over or a trunk diameter 300mm or greater. Pruning work of less than 10% of canopy or on branches less than 100mm do not require council approval. 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. Back to Council Portal
April 13, 2012

Ku-ring-gai Council

A Tree Preservation Order adopted by Ku-ring-gai Council in 2006 stipulates a tree, whether native or exotic, of 5m or more in height or with a trunk width of 150mm or more at ground level requires council approval for its removal or for any pruning work. Trees or branches that are dead, directly over roof lines, within half a metre of electricity wires or within 3m of an existing dwelling do not require council consent for their removal. General Notes on Councils: The pruning or removal of any trees on public land, parks, bushland or Heritage Items need special permission…
April 13, 2012

Hornsby Shire Council | Tree Preservation Order

How does Hornsby Council’s Tree Preservation Order affect you? From 6 September 2011, the rules for tree preservation in Hornsby Shire Council changed. In summary, the changes are: Trees protected by the new Tree Preservation Order are trees that are indigenous to Hornsby Shire. For a full list, download the document Trees indigenous to Hornsby Shire – 19kb Trees growing within designated Heritage Conservation Areas (as noted in the Hornsby Shire Heritage Development Control Plan) or trees that are listed as heritage items within the Plan Trees exempt from protection under the new Tree Preservation Order are trees that are…
November 30, 2011

Lane Cove Council

Tree Preservation Order Pruning or Removing Trees Any tree, whether indigenous or exotic, that exceeds 4m in height or has a trunk diameter greater than 150mm requires written approval from council to prune or remove. Pruning of dead branches, branches within 2m of electric powerlines or the removal or pruning of fruit trees do not require a council permit. 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. Back to Council Portal
November 30, 2011

Mosman Council

General Information on Trees Urban Forest Tree Preservation Order Tree Preservation Order (Application Private Land) Tree Preservation Order (Application Public Land) Street Tree Masterplan Urban Forest Management Register Local Environment Plan Pruning Public Land Prior written consent from Mosman City Council is required to prune or remove a tree or shrub 5m or higher or with a trunk circumference of 450mm or more; a tree fern with a height of 2m or more and trees within a heritage conservation areas where it is 2m in height or more. Permission is not required for removal or pruning of dead trees/wood, noxious…
November 30, 2011

Willoughby Council

Planting Trees Planting Trees Information Pruning and Removing Trees FAQ Tree Disputes Tree Vandalism Willoughby City Council has restrictions whereby any tree exceeding 4m in height, 3m of crown spread or with a trunk circumference greater than 600mm requires council permission to prune or remove. Any tree covered by the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 or the Willoughby Natural Heritage Register is also protected by the Tree Preservation Order regardless of its dimensions. Exemptions include dead trees, noxious weeds or fruit trees grown for production. General Notes on Councils: The pruning or removal of any trees on public land, parks,…
November 30, 2011

North Sydney Council

Tree Preservation Order Permits for Pruning and Removal Disputes Between Neighbours Arborist’s Reports Policy Documents Frequently Asked Questions Useful Contacts Why we Value Our Urban Trees Pruning Maintenance Prior written consent needs to be obtained from North Sydney Council to prune or remove any tree listed on the Significant Tree Register regardless of its dimensions; any tree greater than 5m on the site of a heritage item; any Port Jackson Fig, Moreton Bay Fig or Sydney Red Gum that are more than 5m in height or with a crown width greater than 5m and any other tree having a height…
November 30, 2011

Canada Bay Council

General Tree Information Pruning of Trees Fact Sheet Tree Pruning and Removal Permit Application Form Native Plants of Canada Bay – Bushcare Information Fact Sheet A Tree Pruning and Removal Permit from council is required to remove or prune any cycad or mangrove, irrespective of size and any tree that exceeds 4m in height or with a trunk circumference over 500mm at any point. Exemptions may apply if a tree is deemed a risk to human life or property or is proven to be dead or dying. General Notes on Councils: The pruning or removal of any trees on public…
November 30, 2011

Randwick Council

Removing or Pruning a Tree (Tree Preservation Order) Significant Tree Register Removing or Pruning a Tree Randwick City Council has had a tree preservation order in place since 1986. Permission is required from council to remove or prune any palm tree, tree fern or cycad, any tree equal to or above 6m in height, 4m in canopy or with a trunk circumference of 1m or greater, unless covered by the Noxious Weed Act 1993. No permission is required for removing a tree within 2m of a dwelling. General Notes on Councils: The pruning or removal of any trees on public…
November 30, 2011

Gosford City Council

Under Gosford City Council’s Tree Preservation Order, any tree over 3m in height and any tree listed on the Significant Tree Register regardless of its size needs council consent before any treeworks, including removal or pruning, can be undertaken in order to maintain tree cover in the council’s Coastal Open Space System. 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. Back to Council Portal
November 30, 2011

Woollahra Council

Tree Preservation Order Public Trees Trees and Development Work Trees Reference and Resources The Woollahra Council Tree Preservation Order came into effect in 2006 with the goal of maintaining the ‘urban forest’ within its council area. Under the order any tree or palm on private land with a height over 5m or a diameter spread of more than 3m needs council approval for removal –unless it is a noxious weed, dead or proven to be dangerous to property or life. General Notes on Councils: The pruning or removal of any trees on public land, parks, bushland or Heritage Items need…
November 30, 2011

Hunters Hill Council

TPO info plus info re: Significant Tree Register Hunter’s Hill Council implemented a Tree Preservation Order in 1982 requiring written approval from council for  the ringbarking, lopping, topping, cutting down or the removal of any tree greater than 3.5m in height or with a trunk width of over 300mm –exceptions being Rhus (Toxicodendron succedaneum) or Privet (Ligustrum lucidum). 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. Back to Council Portal
November 30, 2011

Leichhardt Council

Tree Preservation Order Any tree on private property within the Leichhardt Local Government Area requires written consent for its removal if it is 4m or greater in height or with a trunk diameter of 200mm or greater measured 1m from the ground. Pruning of more than 10% of a trees canopy also requires notification to council with all pruning work in accordance with Australian Pruning Standards AS 4373-1996. 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…
November 30, 2011

Sydney City Council

Tree Management Policies Trees on Private Property Tree Management Benefits of Trees Street Trees Tree Management Policies Guidelines for Arborits Reports Chinese Hackberry Hydepark Plane Trees Register of Significant Trees Tree Donation Policy Trees and Neighbours Trees on Private Property Guidelines for Arborits Reports As of the 1st June 2004 the Council of the City of Sydney has a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) covering any tree equal to or exceeding 5m in height or with a trunk circumference of 300mm (for single trunk species) or 100mm (for multi-trunk species) measured at 1m from ground level. Written consent from council is…
November 30, 2011

Pittwater Council

Tree Preservation Order Trees on Private Land Tree Preservation Order / Exempt Species Table Tree Removal Application Tree Works on Council Land Breach of Tree Preservation Order A Tree Preservation and Management Order was first resolved by Pittwater Council on 21st June 1983. Under current amendments written permission is required from council for the removal of any tree exceeding 3m in height, a canopy greater than 5m or with a trunk bole greater than 500mm. Under the order any cycad or mangrove, regardless of dimensions, needs written consent for treework also. General Notes on Councils: The pruning or removal of…
November 30, 2011

Warringah Council

Tree Preservation Order The Warringah Council Tree Preservation Order covers the removal or wilful destruction of trees, meaning palm or woody perennial, greater than 5m in height or one that has a canopy width of over 10m –unless it is within a heritage conservation area or an environmental weed. Pruning work of less than 10% of the trees branches or root system does not require a permit from council. 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…
November 30, 2011

Manly Council

Tree Preservation Order Tree Preservation Order Exempt Species 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,…
November 30, 2011

Parramatta Council

Tree Preservation Order General Information on Trees Tree Permit Application Form Declared Noxious Weeds Parramatta City Council requires written permission for the removal or pruning of any tree with a height equal to or exceeding 5m and for any cycad, palm or mangrove, regardless of its size. Exemptions include any tree that is dead or dying, or any tree covered by the List of Undesirable Trees or the Noxious Weeds Act 1993. 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…
November 30, 2011

Baulkham Hills Council

General Information about Trees Trees on Private Land The Hills Planting Program Trees on Public Land Tree Management Guidelines for Private Trees Tree and Bushland Management Fact Sheet Tree Management Application Form Council consent is required to prune a tree by more than 10% of its canopy or to remove a tree greater than 5m in height, 3m in canopy or with a trunk width of 150mm or more. Soil level substantially altered within 3m of such a tree also needs council approval. Council consent is not required if a tree is dead, a declared noxious weed or one that…
November 30, 2011

Ryde City Council

Trees FAQs Tree Application Selecting the Right Tree Consulting an Arborist Street & Trees Tree Notice of Intent Development Control Plan – Tree Preservation Tree Dispute Information Under the Ryde Local Environment Plan 2010 a tree with a height greater than 5m or with a trunk circumference at 1.4m of more than 450mm requires council approval for pruning or removal. Consent is also required if a tree is deemed to be part of an important wildlife habitat, refuge or corridor. An arborist report must accompany any claim on trees that are dangerous or part of the Significant Tree Register. General…