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, bushland or Heritage Items need special permission from ALL councils.
The Noxious Weeds Act 1993 lists trees not requiring permission to remove.