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 special permission from ALL councils.
The Noxious Weeds Act 1993 lists trees not requiring permission to remove.