Professional Arborist in Northern Beaches Council
Sydney Tree Solutions provides tree services such as Tree Removal, Tree Pruning, Stump Grinding and Professional Arborist services in the Northern Beaches Council municipality that includes all or some of the following suburbs:
Formerly Manly Council:
Formerly Pittwater Council:
|Akuna Bay||Currawong Beach||Palm Beach|
|Avalon Beach||Elanora Heights||Paradise Beach|
|Avalon North||Elvina Bay||Salt Pan Cove|
|Barrenjoey||Foleys Hill||Sand Point|
|Bilgola Beach||Ingleside Heights||Stokes Point|
|Bungan Beach||Lovett Bay||Taylors Point|
|Bungan Head||McCarrs Creek||The Basin|
|Careel Bay||Mona Vale||Towlers Bay|
|Careel Head||Morning Bay||Tumbledown Dick|
|Clareville Beach||North Narrabeen||Whale Beach|
Formerly Waringah Council:
|Beacon Hill||Dee Why||Narraweena|
|Belrose||Duffys Forest||North Curl Curl|
|Collaroy||Frenchs Forest||Oxford Falls|
|Cottage Point||Ingleside||Terrey Hills|
|Cromer||Killarney Heights||Wheeler Heights|
|Curl Curl||Manly Vale|
The following is a summary of the Northern Beaches Council Tree Preservation Policy to identify works that can be done without council approval and exempt tree species. This policy is now covered by the State Environmental Planning Policy (Vegetation in Non-Rural Areas) 2017 (Vegetation SEPP) and the Northern Beaches Council DCP. This overview is only a guide. Please reference the complete Northern Beaches Tree Removal and Pruning Policy for more detailed information. Care should also be taken to check the property zoning and that the tree is not protected for Ecological or Heritage reasons (i.e Heritage conservation zones and Endangered Species or Habitats), which can also supersede the 10/50 Bushfire clearances laws.
Northern Beaches Council Tree Management policy allows for the following tree removal or tree pruning works WITHOUT council permission. For all arborist works outside of this scope, council approval in writing is required, unless the works fall under the 10/50 bush fire clearance legislation.
- Any tree less than 5m in height.
- Tree removal under the 10/50 Legislation for hazard reduction in Bush Fire prone areas.
- Removal of a Tree where the base of the trunk is within 2m of an existing approved building (excluding decks, pergolas, sheds, patios etc)
- Dead trees (unless habitat) and branches – technical photographic evidence
- Tree removal where the tree is a ‘high risk’ and poses imminent danger to life or property – needs to be certified in a written report from an AQF Level 5 Arborist. Includes fallen or partially fallen storm damaged trees.
- Removal of any tree listed as a priority weed – NSW Bio Security Act 2015.
- Pruning or removal of hedges (group of 2+ trees planted to form a hedge)
- Tree Pruning up to 10% of the canopy for clearances per annum (according to AS 4373-2007).
- Any tree species listed as an Exempt species under Northern Beaches Council Tree Preservation Order (see table below). Does not apply if Heritage item or within a Heritage area.
Council approval in writing must be obtained prior to any works being carried out. Breaching a tree preservation order can result in very heavy fines.
The application forms for obtaining Northern Beaches Council Tree Removal and Pruning Permits can be downloaded below, together with maps for land use zoning within Northern Beaches Council. The owner of the property on which the tree resides, or an agent acting on behalf, will need to apply.
TREE REMOVAL AND PRUNING PERMIT APPLICATION FORM
NORTHERN BEACHES COUNCIL LAND USE ZONING
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|BOTANICAL NAME||COMMON NAME|
|Acacia baileyana||Cootamundra Wattle|
|Acacia saligna||Golden Wreath (or Willow) Wattle|
|Acer negundo ||Box Elder|
|Alianthus altissima||Tree of Heaven|
|All Ficus spp. (except F macrophylla. F.rubiginosa, F. coronata||All Ficus spp. (except Moreton Bay Fig. Port Jackson Fig, Sandpaper Fig|
|Alnus jorullensis||Evergreen Alder|
|Araucaria bidwillii Not Norfolk Island Pines||Bunya Bunya Pine|
|Brachychiton acerifolius ||Illawarra Flame Tree|
|Castanospermum australe ||Black Bean, Moreton Bay Chestnut|
|Celtis australis ||Hackberry|
|Cinnamomum camphora ||Camphor laurel|
|Citharexylum spinosum ||Fiddlewood|
|Cotoneaster glauophyllus ||Cotoneaster|
|Cupaniopsis laurina ||Tuckeroo|
|Cupressus spp. Cupressocyparis spp. Chamaecyparis spp. ||Cypress Pine|
|Eriobotrya japonica, Carica papaya, Citrus spp. Fortunella spp. Malus spp. Morus spp. Persea spp. Prunus spp. ||All non-native fruit producing trees (Loquat, Paw Paw, Citrus, Kumquat, Apple, Mulberry, Avocado, Apricot, Almond, Cherry, Plum, Peach, Mango|
|Erythrina spp. ||Coral Tree|
|Eucalyptus nicholi ||Peppermint Gum|
|Eucalyptus scoparia ||Wallangarra White Gum|
|Fraxinus griffithii ||Himalayan Ash / Griffiths Ash|
|Gleditsia triacanthos ||Honey Locust|
|Grevillea robusta ||Silky Oak|
|Harpephyllum caffrum ||Kaffir Plum|
|Jacaranda mimosifolia ||Jacaranda|
|Lagerstroemia ||Crepe Myrtle|
|Lagunaria patersonia ||Norfolk Island Hibiscus|
|Ligustrum spp. ||Large and Small leaf Privet|
|Liquidambar styracifflua ||Liquidambar|
|Nerirum oleander ||Oleander|
|Olea spp. ||Olive|
|Palms other than Livistona australis||Palms other than Cabbage Tree Palm|
|Paraserianthes lophantha ||Crested Wattle|
|Pinus spp. ||Pine|
|Pittosporum spp.(up to 8m)||Pittosporum|
|Populus spp. ||Poplar|
|Pyracantha angustifolia ||Orange Fire Thorn|
|Raphiolepis indica ||Indian Hawthorn|
|Robinia pseudoacacia ||False Acacia|
|Salix spp. ||Willow|
|Sapium sebiferum ||Chinese Tallow|
|Schefflera actinophylla ||Umbrella Tree|
|Spathodea campanulata ||African Tulip Tree|
|Syagrus (Arecastrum) romanzoffiana ||Cocos Palm|
|Ulmus parvifolia ||Chinese Elm|