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 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.