Pittwater

Professional Arborist in Pittwater

Sydney Tree Solutions provides tree services such as Tree Removal, Tree Pruning, Stump Grinding and Professional Arborist services around Pittwater and the following suburbs:

  • Akuna Bay
  • Avalon Beach
  • Avalon North
  • Barrenjoey
  • Bayview
  • Bilgola Beach
  • Bungan Beach
  • Bungan Head
  • Careel Bay
  • Careel Head
  • Church Point
  • Clareville
  • Clareville Beach
  • Currawong Beach
  • Elanora Heights
  • Elvina Bay
  • Foleys Hill
  • Ingleside
  • Ingleside Heights
  • Lovett Bay
  • McCarrs Creek
  • Mona Vale
  • Morning Bay
  • Narrabeen
  • Newport
  • North Narrabeen
  • Palm Beach
  • Paradise Beach
  • Salt Pan Cove
  • Sand Point
  • Scotland Island
  • Stokes Point
  • Taylors Point
  • The Basin
  • Towlers Bay
  • Tumbledown Dick
  • Turimetta
  • Warriewood
  • Whale Beach

Council Approvals

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.

You will find more information regarding the Northern Beaches Council permission for tree pruning and tree removal here. The owner of the property on which the tree resides, or an agent acting on behalf of the owner, will need to apply.

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Leichhardt

Professional Arborist in Leichhardt

Sydney Tree Solutions provides tree services such as Tree Removal, Tree Pruning, Stump Grinding and Professional Arborist services around Leichhardt and the following suburbs:

  • Annandale
  • Balmain
  • Balmain East
  • Birchgrove
  • Cockatoo Island
  • Leichhardt
  • Lilyfield
  • Rozelle

Council Approvals

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.

You will find more information regarding the Inner-West Council permission for tree pruning and tree removal here. The owner of the property on which the tree resides, or an agent acting on behalf of the owner, will need to apply.

GET A FREE QUOTE TODAY – CALL NOW 0405 095 095 !

Inner West

Professional Arborist in Inner West Sydney

Sydney Tree Solutions provides tree services such as Tree Removal, Tree Pruning, Stump Grinding and Professional Arborist services in the Inner West Council municipality that includes all or some of the following suburbs:

Formerly Leichhardt Council: Formerly Marrickville Council: Formerly Ashfield Council:
Annandale Camperdown Ashfield
Balmain Dulwich Hill Ashbury
Balmain East Enmore Croydon
Birchgrove Lewisham Croydon Park
Cockatoo Island Marrickville Dobroyd Point
Leichhardt Newtown Haberfield
Lilyfield Petersham Hurlestone Park
Rozelle St Peters Summer Hill
Stanmore
Sydenham
Tempe

The following is a summary of the Inner West Council Tree Preservation Order, which is now covered by the Inner West Council Tree Management DCP 2020 (Development Control Plan) to identify works that can be done without council approval and exempt tree species. This overview is only a guide. Please reference the complete Inner West Council Tree Management DCP 2020 for more detailed information. Care should be also 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).

Inner West Council Tree Management DCP allows for the following tree removal or tree pruning works WITHOUT council permission. For all works outside of this scope, council approval in writing is required.

  • Canopy lifting to 2.5m above ground level and selective crown pruning to achieve a 3m roof or building face clearance (please check DCP Section C2 for exemptions to this i.e biodiversity and heritage conservation areas or heritage trees)
  • Any tree less than 6m in height (4m stem length for palms), a canopy spread less than 3m and with a trunk diameter less than 300mm at ground level (unless a Heritage conservation site, biodiversity site or provides habitat for native animals).
  • Pruning of deadwood that does not have hollows or provide habitat.
  • Pruning of any tree listed in table below provided works done in accordance with AS 4373 – Pruning of Amenity Trees, and an Inner West Council MINOR TREE WORKS REQUEST is submitted and approved prior to works, this includes the removal of dead trees as well. (All other tree species require a regular tree removal and tree pruning council application).
BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME
Acer negundo Box Elder
Ailanthus altissima Tree of Heaven
Albizia lophantha Silk Tree
Alnus jorrullensis Evergreen Alder
Araucaria bidwillii Bunya Pine
Araucaria heterophylla Norfolk Island Pine
Archontophoenix sp. Alexandra and Bangalow Palm
Bambusa spp. Bamboo
Celtis sp. Hackberry
Cinnamomum camphora Camphor Laurel
Citharexylum spinosum Fiddlewood
Cotoneaster spp. Cotoneaster
Cupressus sempervirens ‘Stricta Pencil Pine
Cupressus marocarpa Monterey Cypress
Eriobotrya japonica Loquat
Erythrina x sykesii Coral Tree
Ficus benjamina Weeping Fig
Ficus elastica Indian Rubber Tree
Gleditsia triacanthos Honey Locust
Harpephyllum caffrum Kaffir Plum
Lagunaria patersonia Norfolk Island Hibiscus
Ligustrum sp. Privet
Liquidambar styraciflua Liquidambar
Melia azedarach White Cedar
Morus spp Mulberry
Nerium oleander Oleander
Olea europaea var. africana Wild Olive/ African Olive
Pinus radiata Monterey Pine/ Radiata Pine
Pittosporum undulatum Sweet Pittosporum
Populus nigra ‘Italica’ Lombardy Poplar
Robinia pseudoacacia False Acacia/Black Locust
Salix spp. Willow
Schefflera actinophylla Umbrella Tree
Schinus terebinthifolius Broadleaf Pepper Tree
Syagrus romanzoffianum Cocos Palm
Tamarix aphylla Athel Tree
Toxicodendron succedaneum Rhus Tree
x Cupressocyparis leylandii Leyland Cypress
*Fruit trees grown for fruit production, excluding naturally grown natives.

 

Council Approvals

Council approval in writing must be obtained prior to any works being carried out. Breaching a tree preservation order results in very heavy fines.  Links are below.

ONLINE PERMIT APPLICATION

TREE WORKS PERMIT / MINOR WORKS PERMIT APPLICATION FORM

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Northern Beaches Council

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:

Balgowlah

Balgowlah Heights

Clontarf

Fairlight

Manly

Seaforth

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
Bayview Ingleside Scotland Island
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
Church Point Narrabeen Turimetta
Clareville Newport Warriewood
Clareville Beach North Narrabeen Whale Beach

Formerly Waringah Council:

Allambie Heights Davidson Narrabeen
Beacon Hill Dee Why Narraweena
Belrose Duffys Forest North Curl Curl
Brookvale Forestville North Manly
Collaroy Frenchs Forest Oxford Falls
Collaroy Plateau Freshwater Queenscliff
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 Approvals

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
Cassia spp Cassia
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

 

Lighting up for the Festive Season

Promoting the Beauty of Trees

Sydney Tree Solutions is trying to encourage its clients and the general community to see that trees can be beautiful and should be treasured by home owners as an asset for many reasons.

Too many people think of Trees as a problem or a safety concern and they would rather remove these trees than manage them as an asset. People complain of not enough light, loss of views and falling branches, which are all problems that can easily be alleviated with correct management such as removal of dead branches and pruning practices.

We want people to look at their neighbours trees and go “ Wow, I wish we hadn’t cut that tree down last year, how cool does that look ! ”. We want to educate clients and the general public about the advantages of keeping trees but also about how majestic they can look.

 

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Sydney Tree Solutions only uses solar powered lighting to minimise our carbon footprint  in any way possible and also to ensure they can be installed without the need for additional trenching and complex wiring. The lights are also easily affordable to everyone so its not restricted to only those with a large budget. They could be strings lights installed just for the festive season as with these images or more subtle landscape spot lights installed throughout the canopy to create a beautiful look all year round.

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As a Tree contracting company that has been operating in Sydney for over a decade we see too many decisions made to remove trees rather than manage them, causing  the continued decline of the urban forest canopy. Many councils are helping tremendously to reduce this trend and lots of good work is being done but we also need to change the way that people actually perceive trees. They provide much needed shade, cleaner air, improve our microclimate, provide habitat and food for the local ecology and above all they can be greatly improve the aesthetics of the urban communities we live in.

For more information and details on Tree Lighting Solutions please contact Sydney Tree Solutions Pty Ltd.

For more images of Tree Lighting by Sydney Tree Solutions please view our gallery photos.

 

Willoughby Council

Professional Arborist in Willoughby

Sydney Tree Solutions provides tree services such as Tree Removal, Tree Pruning, Stump Grinding and Professional Arborist services in the Willoughby Council municipality that includes all or some of the following suburbs:

Artarmon Naremburn
Castlecrag Northbridge
Castle Cove Roseville
Chatswood St Leonards
Chatswood West Willoughby
Lane Cove North Willoughby East
Middle Cove Willoughby North

The following is a summary of the Willoughby Council Tree Preservation Order, which is now covered by Part C.9 Vegetation Management of Willoughby Development Control Plan (WDCP) (2020) and the Willoughby Council Vegetation Management Guidelines,  to identify works that can be done without council approval and exempt tree species. This overview is only a guide. Please reference the complete Part C.9 Vegetation Management of Willoughby Development Control Plan (WDCP) (2020) for more detailed information on council regulations and exemptions. 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).

 

Willoughby Council Tree Preservation Order allows for the following tree removal or tree pruning works WITHOUT council permission. For all 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 4m in height, with a trunk CIRCUMFERENCE less than 600mm (measured 1.4m above ground) and a canopy width less than 3m.
  • Removal of deadwood, dead trees (evidence required that not providing habitat) and trees that pose imminent danger to human life or property (evidence required).
  • Selective pruning of trees by up to 10% of tree canopy over a 5 year period (AS4373). Note: Does not apply to heritage conservation areas – permit required.
  • Any tree declared as a weed under the Biosecurity Act 2015 and any tree species listed as an Exempt species under the Willoughby Council Vegetation Management WDCP C.9 (see table below). Note: Does not apply if Heritage site or Heritage Conservation area.

 

BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME LIMITATION
Acacia baileyana Cootamundra Wattle None
Acacia saligna Golden Willow Wattle None
Acer negundo Box Elder None
Ailanthus altissima Tree of Heaven None
Alnus jorullensis Evergreen Alder None
Celtis spp. Hackberry None
Cinnamomum camphora Camphor laurel < 10m
Cotoneaster spp. Cotoneaster (all species) None
Cupressocyparis leylandii Leighton Cypress None
Eriobotrya japonica Loquat Tree None
Erythrina spp. Coral Tree None
Eucalyptus nicholii Narrow-leaved Peppermint None
Ficus elastic Rubber Tree None
Gleditsia triacanthos Honey Locust None
Grevillea robusta Silky Oak None
Lagunaria patersonia Norfolk Island Hibiscus None
Ligustrum sp Privet None
Liquidambar styraciflua Liquidambar, Sweet Gum None
Nerium oleander Oleander None
Olea europaea var. Africana African Olive None
Phoenix canariensis Canary Island Date Palm < 7m Trunk
Plumeria spp. Frangipani None
Populus spp. Poplars None
Robinia pseudocacia Black Locust / Golden Robinia None
Salix spp. Willow None
Syagrus romanzoffianum Cocos palm None
Triadica sebifera Chinese Tallow None
Schefflera spp. Umbrella Tree None
Toxiocodendron sp. Rhus Tree (under weeds) None
*Removal of recognised horticultural fruit trees grown for fruit production

 

Council Approvals

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 a Willoughby Council permit for tree pruning and tree removal can be downloaded below. The owner of the property on which the tree resides, or an agent acting on behalf of the owner, will need to apply.

TREE WORKS PERMIT APPLICATION

WILLOUGHBY COUNCIL HERITAGE CONSERVATION MAPS

 

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Waverley Council

Professional Arborist in Waverley

Sydney Tree Solutions provides tree services such as Tree Removal, Tree Pruning, Stump Grinding and Professional Arborist services in the Waverley Council municipality that includes all or some of the following suburbs:

Bondi Queens Park
Bondi Beach Rose Bay (also Woollahra)
Bondi Junction North Bondi
Bronte Tamarama
Clovelly Vaucluse (also Woollahra)
Dover Heights Waverley

The following is a summary of the Waverley Council Tree Preservation Order, which is now covered by the Waverley Council Development Control Plan (DCP) 2012 Part B5 and the Waverley Council Tree Management Policy (2019),  to identify works that can be done without council approval and exempt tree species. This overview is only a guide. Please reference the complete Waverley Council Tree Management Policy (2019) for more detailed information on council regulations and exemptions. 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, significant or endangered trees).

 

Waverley Council Tree Preservation Order allows for the following tree removal or tree pruning works WITHOUT council permission. For all works outside of this scope, council approval in writing is required.

  • Any Tree less than 5m in height, with a trunk diameter less than 300mm (measured at ground level) and a canopy width less than 5m.
  • Removal of dead trees (where not forming any habitat, evidence required) and dead branches, palm fronds or palm fruit.
  • Pruning for electrical service wires by 500mm clearances.
  • Removal or pruning trees in accordance with the Roads Act 1993 for clearances.
  • Remedial pruning of storm damaged trees to make safe. Council will need to determine approval for remainder of tree.
  • Pruning of a hedge by no more than 20% of height or width per annum (not to exceed 1.5m reduction).
  • Any tree listed for Waverley Council under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 and any tree species listed as an exempt species under the Waverley Council Tree Preservation Order (see table below). Council requires 7 DAYS NOTICE of works prior to removal.

 

BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME LIMITATION
Celtis sp. Hackberry <10m
Citrus sp. Citrus (all varieties) None
Ligustrum sp Privet None
Nerium oleander Oleander None
Olea europaea sub. cuspidata Wild Olive None
Salix spp. Willow None
Syagrus romanzoffianum Cocos palm None
Toxiocodendron sp. Rhus Tree  (under weeds) None

 

Council Approvals

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 a Waverley Council permit for tree pruning and tree removal can be downloaded below. The owner of the property on which the tree resides, or an agent acting on behalf of the owner, will need to apply.

TREE WORKS PERMIT APPLICATION

WAVERLEY COUNCIL SIGNIFICANT TREE REGISTER

 

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Ryde Council

Professional Arborist in Ryde

Sydney Tree Solutions provides tree services such as Tree Removal, Tree Pruning, Stump Grinding and Professional Arborist services in the Ryde Council municipality that includes all or some of the following suburbs:

Chatswood West Macquarie University
Denistone Marsfield
Denistone East Meadowbank
Denisstone West Melrose Park
East Ryde North Ryde
Eastwood Putney
Gladesville Ryde
Macquarie Centre Tennyson Point
Macquarie Park West Ryde

The following is a summary of the Ryde Council Tree Preservation Order, which is now covered by the Ryde Council Development Control Plan (DCP) – Part 9.5 Tree Preservation 2014 and the Tree Management Technical Manual, to identify works that can be done without council approval and exempt tree species. This overview is only a guide. Please reference the complete Ryde Council DCP 2014 – Part 9.5 for more detailed information on council regulations and exemptions. 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).

 

Ryde Council Tree Preservation Order allows for the following tree removal or tree pruning works WITHOUT council permission. For all 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, with a trunk CIRCUMFERENCE less than 450mm (measured 1.4m above ground).
  • Removal of deadwood. Note: Council approval is still required for dead, dying or trees posing an imminent risk to human life or property.
  • Removal or pruning of a Tree within 4m (measured at ground level from stem to outside enclosing wall) of a legally constructed building or outhouse (over 20m2) – includes car ports and pools – Tree must be on the SAME property. This does not apply if tree is protected for Heritage or Ecological reasons:
  • Species listed under endangered ecological communities within Ryde Council – Syncarpia glomulifera (Turpentine), Eucalyptus punctata (Grey Gum), Eucalyptus paniculata (Grey Ironbark), Eucalyptus eugenioides (Thin-leaved Stringybark), Eucalyptus saligna (Sydney Blue Gum), Eucalyptus pilularis (Blackbutt), Allocasuarina torulosa (Forest Oak) and Angophora costata (Sydney Red Gum).
  • Pruning less than 10% of canopy crown within 12 month period (AS-4373-2007) and for service wire clearances (500mm).
  • Any tree listed for Ryde Council as an exempt species under the Ryde Council DCP 2014 – Part 9.5 (see table below). Note: Does not apply if Heritage site.

 

BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME
Acacia saligna Golden Wreath Wattle
Acer negundo Box Elder
Ailanthus altissima Tree of Heaven
Alnus jorullensis Evergreen Alder
Bambusa spp. Bamboo
Celtis sinensis Hackberry
Cinnamomum camphora Camphor laurel
Cotoneaster sp. Cotoneaster
Erythrina sp. Coral Tree
Ficus benjamina Weeping Fig
Ficus elastic Rubber Tree
Lagunaria patersonia Norfolk Island Hibiscus
Ligustrum sp Privet
Morus sp. Mulberry
Nerium oleander Oleander
Olea europaea var. Africana African Olive
Populus sp. Poplars
Robinia pseudoacacia Golden Robinia
Salix spp. Willow
Scheflera spp. Umbrella trees
Syagrus romanzoffianum Cocos palm
Tamarix aphylla Athel Tree
Toxiocodendron sp. Rhus Tree
*All edible fruit and nut trees, excluding naturally grown natives – excludes Acmena sp.and Syzigium sp. (Lillypillys), Elaeocarpus sp.(Blueberry Ash) or Macadamia sp. (Macadamia)

 

Council Approvals.

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 a Ryde Council permit for tree pruning and tree removal can be downloaded below.

TREE WORKS PERMIT APPLICATION

RYDE COUNCIL HERITAGE CONSERVATION MAPS

 

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Randwick Council

Professional Arborist in Randwick

Sydney Tree Solutions provides tree services such as Tree Removal, Tree Pruning, Stump Grinding and Professional Arborist services in Randwick Council municipality that includes all or some of the following suburbs::

Centennial Park Malabar
Chifley Maroubra
Clovelly (also Waverley) Maroubra Junction
Coogee Matraville (also Botany)
Coogee Beach Pagewood
Kensington Philip Bay
Kingsford Port Botany
La Perouse Randwick
Little Bay South Coogee

The following is a summary of Randwick Council Tree Preservation Order, which is now covered by Randwick Council Development Control Plan (DCP) 2013,  to identify works that can be done without council approval and exempt tree species. This overview is only a guide. Please reference the complete Randwick Council DCP 2013 or the Removing and Pruning Trees page on their website for more detailed information on council regulations and exemptions. 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).

Randwick Council Tree Preservation Order 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.

  • Any Tree less than 6m in height, with trunk CIRCUMFERENCE less than 1m (1m above ground) and a canopy width less than 4m. Does not include palm trees (except Cocos) and tree ferns, or any trees within Heritage Conservation areas.
  • Any tree that is dying or dead or is a risk to human life or property and is not required as the habitat of native fauna.
  • Any tree within two 2m of a building (excluding an outbuilding) measured horizontally from edge of trunk (at 1m height) to vertical alignment of the building structure (i.e. eave, guttering)
  • Pruning branches for maintenance works, (inc. thinning but excluding height reduction) by a max of 10% over 2 years. Pruning to provide 2.5m above ground level and 0.5m from electrical wires. Removal of deadwood.
  • Any tree listed for Randwick Council under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 and any tree species listed as an exempt species under the Randwick Council Development Control Plan (DCP) 2013 (see table below). Does not apply if Heritage site or Significant Tree Register.
BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME LIMITATION
Ailanthus altissima Tree of Heaven None
Alnus jorullensis Evergreen Alder None
Bambusa spp. Bamboo None
Celtis sp. Hackberry None
Cotoneaster spp. Cotoneaster (all species) None
Erythrina sp. Coral Tree None
Ficus elastic Rubber Tree None
Lagunaria patersonia Norfolk Island Hibiscus None
Ligustrum sp Privet None
Morus sp. Mulberry None
Nerium oleander Oleander None
Ochna serrulata Ochna None
Olea europaea var. Africana African Olive None
Populus sp. Poplars None
Salix spp. Willow None
Scheflera spp. Umbrella trees None
Syagrus romanzoffianum Cocos palm None
Toxiocodendron sp. Rhus Tree None
X Cupressocyparis leylandii Leighton Green and Cvs None

Council Approvals

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 a Randwick Council permit for tree pruning and tree removal can be downloaded below. The owner of the property on which the tree resides, or an agent acting on behalf of the owner, will need to apply.

TREE WORKS PERMIT APPLICATION FORM

ONLINE APPLICATION FOR TREE PRUNING AND REMOVAL PERMIT

 

GET A FREE QUOTE TODAY – CALL NOW !

 

North Sydney Council

Professional Arborist in North Sydney

Sydney Tree Solutions provides tree services such as Tree Removal, Tree Pruning, Stump Grinding and Professional Arborist services in the North Sydney Council municipality that includes all or some of the following suburbs:

Cammeray

Cremorne

Cremorne Point

Crows Nest

Kirribilli

Kurraba Point

Lavender Bay

McMahons Point

Milsons Point

Neutral Bay

North Sydney

St Leonards

Waverton

Wollstonecraft

The following is a summary of the North Sydney Council Tree and Vegetation Management Policy to identify works that can be done without council approval and exempt tree species. This policy is currently covered by part 3 of the SEPP (Vegetation in Non-Rural Areas) 2017 legislation and North Sydney Council Development Control Plan (DCP) 2013 but will be updated with some new amendments in the later part of 2020. This overview is only a guide. Please reference the complete North Sydney Council DCP 2013 (To be updated late 2020) for more detailed information on council regulations and exemptions. 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).

North Sydney Council Tree Preservation Order 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.

  • Any tree less than 10m in height, with a canopy less than 10m in width (note: both of these are soon to be reduced to 5m in 2020 DCP Amendments) and a trunk CIRCUMFERENCE less than 5m (Heritage Trees less than 5m).
  • Trees that are declared to be dead or dying by an appropriately qualified arborist.
  • Pruning of deadwood from a tree.
  • Noxious weeds as prescribed by the Biosecurity Act 2015
  • Cocos Palms (Syagrus romanzoffiana) and African Olive Trees (Olea Africana).

Council Approvals

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 a North Sydney Council permit for tree pruning and tree removal can be downloaded below. The owner of the property on which the tree resides, or an agent acting on behalf of the owner, will need to apply.

ONLINE TREE WORKS PERMIT APPLICATION

NORTH SYDNEY HERITAGE CONSERVATION AREAS

 

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Mosman Council

Professional Arborist in Mosman

Sydney Tree Solutions provides tree services such as Tree Removal, Tree Pruning, Stump Grinding and Professional Arborist services in the Mosman Council municipality.

The following is a summary of the Mosman Council Development Control Plan (DCP) 2012 which forms the legislation for the Preservation of Trees and Vegetation within Mosman through the Urban Forest Management Policy. This summary is to identify works that can be done without council approval and exempt tree species. This overview is only a guide. Please reference the complete Urban Forest Management Policy for more detailed information on council regulations and exemptions. Care should be also taken to check the property zoning and that the tree is not protected for Ecological or Heritage reasons which can also supersede the 10/50 Bushfire clearances laws.

 

Mosman Council Tree Preservation Order allows for the following removal or pruning works WITHOUT council permission. For all 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 and less than 450mm CIRCUMFERENCE (300mm above ground) – excludes all tree ferns and any trees in heritage conservation areas or part of heritage item (exemption reduce to only 2m height).
  • Dead wood in trees on private land.
  • Pruning of trees for service wire clearances (500mm).
  • Any tree listed as a weed for Mosman Council under the Biosecurity Act 2015 and any tree species listed as an exempt species under Mosman Council Urban Forest Management Policy (see table below) and Mosman Council DCP.

 

BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME LIMITATION
Celtis sp. Hackberry None
Carica papaya Paw paw None
Cinnamomum camphora Camphor laurel < 10m
Citrus sp. Citrus (all varieties) None
Cotoneaster spp. Cotoneaster (all species) None
Cypressus spp. Cypress None
Erythrina sp. Coral Tree None
Ficus elastic Rubber Tree None
Hibiscus spp. Hibiscus None
Lagunaria patersonii Norfolk Island Hibiscus None
Ligustrum sp Privet None
Morus sp. Mulberry None
Nerium oleander Oleander None
Olea europaea sub. cuspidata Wild Olive None
Prunus sp. Peaches and Plums None
Salix spp. Willow None
Scheflera spp. Umbrella trees None
Strelitzia nicolai Giant Bird of Paradise None
Syagrus romanzoffianum Cocos palm None
X Cupressocyparis leylandii Leighton Green and Cvs None

 

Council Approvals

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 Mosman council permit for tree pruning and tree removal can be downloaded below. The owner of the property on which the tree resides, or an agent acting on behalf of the owner, will need to apply.

ONLINE TREE WORKS PERMIT APPLICATION

MOSMAN HERITAGE CONSERVATION AREAS

 

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Lane Cove Council

Professional Arborist in Lane Cove

Sydney Tree Solutions provides tree services such as Tree Removal, Tree Pruning, Stump Grinding and Professional Arborist services in the Lane Cove Council municipality that includes all or some of the following suburbs:

Greenwich

Lane Cove

Lane Cove North

Lane Cove West

Linley Point

Longueville

Northwood

Riverview

St Leonards

The following is a summary of the Lane Cove Council Tree Preservation Order, which is now covered by the Lane Cove Council Development Control Plan 2010 (DCP), to identify works that can be done without council approval and exempt tree species. This overview is only a guide. Please reference the complete Lane Cove Council DCP for more detailed information on council regulations and exemptions. Care should be also taken to check the property zoning and that the tree is not protected for Ecological or Heritage reasons which can also supersede the 10/50 Bushfire clearances laws.

 

Lane Cove Council Tree Preservation Order allows for the following tree removal or pruning works without council approval or notification.

  • Any tree less than 4m in Height and trunk diameter less than 150mm (at 1m)

 

Lane Cove Council also has the following EXEMPT tree pruning and tree removal works which will be automatically approved for no fee BUT ONLY after lodgement of a FAST TRACK PERMIT.

** For all works outside of this scope council will require a full Tree Preservation Inspection and Permit as per usual.

  • Removal of dead trees and dead branches.
  • Pruning for roofline clearances of 2m (Except for Eucalyptus, Angophora, Corymbia and Syncarpia species which all require a regular permit) and any tree for 2m service wire clearances.
  • Hedging and reduction pruning of Murraya spp., Viburnum spp., Photinia spp. and Cupressus spp. (less than 10%)
  • Pruning or removal of any tree declared in the NSW Biosecurity Act 2015 (replacing the NSW Noxious Weeds Act 1993) and/or listed in the lane cove council exempt species list below (still require fast track permit though).

 

BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME LIMITATION
Acer negundo Box Elder < 6m
Ailanthus altissima Tree of Heaven None
Alnus jorullensis Evergreen Alder < 10m
Celtis sp. Hackberry None
Cinnamomum camphora Camphor laurel < 10m
Cotoneaster spp. Cotoneaster (all species) None
Citrus sp. Citrus (all varieties) None
Eriobotrya japonica Loquat Tree None
Erythrina sp. Coral Tree None
Ficus elastic Rubber Tree None
Grevillea robusta Silky Oak < 6m
Jacaranda mimosifolia Jacaranda < 6m
Lagerstroemia indica Crepe Myrtle < 6m
Lagunaria patersonia Norfolk Island Hibiscus None
Ligustrum sp Privet None
Liquidambar Liquidambar, Sweet Gum < 10m
Morus sp. Mulberry None
Musa sp. Banana None
Nerium oleander Oleander None
Olea europaea var. Africana African Olive None
Populus nigra italica Lombardy Poplar None
Prunus sp. Peaches and Plums None
Scheflera spp. Umbrella trees None
Syagrus romanzoffianum Cocos palm None
Toxiocodendron sp. Rhus Tree None
X Cupressocyparis leylandii Leighton Green and Cvs None

 

Council Approvals

Council approval in writing must be obtained prior to any other works being carried out whether for EXEMPT WORKS or a regular TREE PRESERVATION INSPECTION. Breaching a tree preservation order can result in very heavy fines.

The application form and online application for both are shown below. The owner of the property on which the tree resides, or an agent acting on behalf of the owner, will need to apply.

ONLINE PERMIT APPLICATION

TREE WORKS PERMIT APPLICATION FORM

 

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Kuringai Council

Professional Arborist in Kuringai

Sydney Tree Solutions provides tree services such as Tree Removal, Tree Pruning, Stump Grinding and Professional Arborist services in the Kuringai Council municipality that includes all or some of the following suburbs:

Roseville

Lindfield

Killara

Gordon

Pymble

St Ives

Turramurra

Wahroonga

Warrawee

The following is a summary of the Kuringai Council Tree Preservation Order, which is now covered by the Kuringai Council Development Control Plan (DCP) – Part 13 – Tree and Vegetation Preservation, to identify works that can be done without council approval and exempt tree species. This overview is only a guide. Please reference the complete Kuringai Council DCP – Part 13 – Tree and Vegetation Preservation for more detailed information on council regulations and exemptions. Care should be also 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.

 

Kuringai Council Tree Preservation Order allows for the following tree removal or tree pruning works WITHOUT council permission. For all 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 under 5m in height and a trunk diameter less than 150mm at ground level.
  • Dead trees (provided council satisfied not for habitat) and branches.
  • Trees within 3m of an existing dwelling (measured from centre of trunk). Consent from owner of tree required. Does not include detached garages and buildings, carports, verandahs, balconies and decks.
  • Tree branches directly over roof lines of a residence – pruned back to nearest branch junction or collar to clear roofline, provided tree owner in agreement and according to AS-4373-2007 (excluding detached buildings and carports)
  • Minor Pruning of Branches according to AS4373-2009 – Max 50mm diameter and any branches near electrical wires (500mm clearances).
  • Removal of trees that pose an imminent risk to human life or property – Council to advise before proceeding and AQF 5 Arborist may be required.
  • Any tree listed for Kuringai Council under the NSW Biosecurity Act 2015 (replacing the NSW Noxious Weeds Act 1993) and any tree species listed as an exempt species under Kuringai Council DCP. Note: Does not apply if Heritage Conservation Area or Significant Tree Register.
BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME LIMITATION
Acacia baileyana Cootamundra Wattle None
Acacia podalyrifolia Qld Silver Wattle None
Acacia saligna Golden Willow Wattle None
Acer negundo Box Elder None
Ailanthus altissima Tree of Heaven None
Alnus jorullensis Evergreen Alder None
Celtis spp. Hackberry None
Cotoneaster spp. Cotoneaster (all species) None
Eriobotrya japonica Loquat Tree None
Erythrina sp. Coral Tree (all Species) None
Ficus elastic Rubber Tree None
Ligustrum sp Privet None
Liquidambar stryraciflua Liquidambar, Sweet Gum < 12m
Olea europaea var. Africana African Olive None
Paraserianthes lophantha Crested Wattle None
Populus nigra italica Lombardy Poplar None
Pyracantha spp. Firethorn None
Robinia pseudacacia Black Locust / Golden Robinia None
Scheflera spp. Umbrella trees None
Schinus terebinthifolius Broad-leaf pepper tree None
Syagrus romanzoffianum Cocos palm None
Toxiocodendron sp. Rhus Tree None

 

Council Approvals

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 Kuringai council permission for tree pruning and tree removal can be downloaded below. The owner of the property on which the tree resides, or an agent acting on behalf of the owner, will need to apply.

TREE WORKS PERMIT APPLICATION FORM

 

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Hunters Hill Council

Professional Arborist in Hunters Hill

Sydney Tree Solutions provides tree services such as Tree Removal, Tree Pruning, Stump Grinding and Professional Arborist services in the Hunters Hill Council municipality that includes all or some of the following suburbs:

Gladesville

Henley

Huntleys Cove

Huntleys Point

Hunters Hill

Woolwich

The following is a summary of the Hunters Hill Council Tree Preservation Order, which is now covered by the Hunters Hill Council Development Control Plan (DCP) 2013,  to identify works that can be done without council approval and exempt tree species. This overview is only a guide. Please reference the complete Hunters Hill Council DCP 2013 for more detailed information on council regulations and exemptions. 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).

Hunters Hill Council Tree Preservation Order allows for the following removal or pruning works WITHOUT council permission *Excluding any trees in heritage conservation areas, environmentally protected areas or significant trees. For all works outside of this scope, council approval in writing is required.

  • Any tree less than 4m in height and less than 200mm diameter at 1.4m above ground (except cycad or mangrove)
  • Removal of dead trees (without nesting hollows) and removal dead branches.
  • Pruning works for electrical supply (500mm); for building clearances (2m clearance, max 50mm diameter); vehicle and pedestrian access (2.4m height, max 50mm diameter) and Hedging (less than 500mm distance, 30mm diameter max).
  • Any tree listed for Hunters Hill Council as weeds under the NSW Biosecurity Act 2015 and any tree species listed as an exempt species under Hunters Hill Council Tree Preservation Order (see table below) Note: Does not apply if Heritage site or Significant Tree Register.

 

BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME LIMITATION
Acacia baileyana Cootamundra Wattle None
Acacia podalyrifolia Mount Morgan Wattle None
Acacia saligna Golden Willow Wattle None
Acer negundo Box Elder None
Ailanthus altissima Tree of Heaven None
Bambusa spp. Bamboo (all species) None
Cinnamomum camphora Camphor laurel < 10m
Celtis spp. Hackberry < 10m
Cotoneaster spp. Cotoneaster (all species) None
Eriobotrya japonica Loquat Tree None
Erythrina x sykesii Coral Tree < 10m
Ficus elastic Rubber Tree None
Gleditsia triacanthos Wild Honey Locust None
Grevillea robusta Silky Oak None
Lagunaria patersonia Norfolk Island Hibiscus None
Ligustrum sp Privet None
Liquidambar Liquidambar, Sweet Gum < 10m
Musa cavendishii Banana None
Nerium oleander Oleander None
Olea europaea var. Africana African Olive None
Pinus radiata Radiata Pine None
Populus spp. Poplar < 10m
Robinia pseudacacia False Acacia None
Salix spp. Willow None
Scheflera spp. Umbrella trees None
Syagrus romanzoffianum Cocos palm None

 

Council Approvals

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 Hunters Hill Council permission for tree pruning and tree removal can be downloaded below. The owner of the property on which the tree resides, or an agent acting on behalf of the owner, will need to apply.

TREE WORKS PERMIT APPLICATION FORM

SIGNIFICANT TREE REGISTER

 

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Hornsby Shire Council

Professional Arborist in Hornsby Shire

Sydney Tree Solutions provides tree services such as Tree Removal, Tree Pruning, Stump Grinding and Professional Arborist services in the Hornsby Shire Council municipality that includes all or some of the following suburbs:

Berowra Waters Mount Kuring-gai
Carlingford (Also The Hills Shire and City of Parramatta) Normanhurst
Castle Hill (Also The Hills Shire) North Epping
Cheltenham Pennant Hills
Cherrybrook Thornleigh
Epping (Also City of Parramatta and City of Ryde) Wahroonga (Also Ku-ring-gai Council)
Hornsby Waitara
Hornsby Heights Westleigh
Mount Colah West Pennant Hills (Also Hills Shire)

The following is a summary of the Hornsby Shire Council Tree Preservation Order, which is now covered by the Hornsby Council Development Control Plan (DCP) 2013 (Revised 2018) to identify works that can be done without council approval and exempt tree species. This overview is only a guide. Please reference the complete Hornsby Council Development Control Plan 2013 (Revised 2018) for more detailed information on council regulations and exemptions. 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 Communities) which can also supersede the 10/50 Bushfire clearances laws.

Hornsby Council Tree Preservation Order allows for the following tree removal or tree pruning works WITHOUT council permission (excluding those in heritage conservation or biodiversity zones). For all works outside of this scope, council approval in writing is required unless the works fall under the 10/50 bush fire clearance legislation.

  • Removal of a tree less than 3m in height (not within native vegetation).
  • Removal of a tree deemed by council to be dead and not required as native fauna habitat – photographic and written evidence to be provided to council by tree owner.
  • Tree Removal where the base of the tree trunk at ground level is within 3m of an approved building (excluding detached garages, carports, swimming pools and ancillary buildings)
  • Tree Removal of species listed as weeds under the NSW Biosecurity Act 2015.
  • Tree Pruning by less than 10% of the foliage area (in accordance AS4373-2007) within a period of not less than12 months since any prior pruning.
  • Tree Removal that poses imminent risk to human life or is likely to cause substantial damage to property in near future *Written and photographic evidence to be provided by AQF Level 5 Arborist and approved by Council in writing prior to works.
  • Exempt trees listed in the table below:
BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME
Acacia baileyana Cootamundra Wattle
Acacia saligna Golden Willow Wattle
Acer negundo Box Elder
Ailanthus altissima Tree of Heaven
Alnus jorullensis Evergreen Alder
Celtis sinensis. Hackberry
Cinnamomum camphora Camphor Laurel
Cotoneaster sp. Cotoneaster (all species)
Eriobotrya japonica Loquat Tree
Erythrina sp. Coral Tree (all Species)
Ficus elastica Rubber Tree
Gleditsia triacanthos Wild Honey Locust
Lagunaria patersonia Norfolk Island Hibiscus
Ligustrum sp Privet
Olea europaea var. Africana African Olive
Populus sp. Poplar
Pyracantha sp. Firethorn
Robinia pseudacacia Black Locust / Golden Robinia
Salix spp. Willow
Scheflera sp. Umbrella Tree
Schinus sp. Peppercorn Tree
Syagrus romanzoffianum Cocos palm
Toxiocodendron sp. Rhus Tree
*All edible fruit and nut trees, excluding naturally grown natives – excludes Acmena sp.and Syzigium sp. (Lillypillys), Elaeocarpus sp.(Blueberry Ash) or Macadamia sp. (Macadamia)

 

Council Approvals

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 Hornsby Council permission for tree pruning and tree removal can be downloaded below together with maps of Heritage Conservation areas of Hornsby Council. The owner of the property on which the tree resides, or an agent acting on behalf, will need to apply.

TREE WORKS PERMIT APPLICATION FORM

HERITAGE CONSERVATION AREAS OF HORNSBY COUNCIL

 

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City of Sydney Council

Professional Arborist in City of Sydney

Sydney Tree Solutions provides tree services such as Tree Removal, Tree Pruning, Stump Grinding and Professional Arborist services in the City of Sydney Council municipality that includes all or some of the following suburbs:

Alexandria Erskineville Redfern
Annandale Eveleigh Rosebery
Barangaroo Forest Lodge Rushcutters Bay
Beaconsfield Glebe Surry Hills
Camperdown Haymarket Sydney CBD
Centennial Park Millers Point The Rocks
Chippendale Moore Park Ultimo
Darlinghurst Newtown Waterloo
Darlington Paddington Woolloomooloo
Dawes Point Potts Point Zetland
Elizabeth Bay Pyrmont Redfern

The following is a summary of the City of Sydney Council Tree Preservation Order, which is now covered by the City of Sydney Council Development Control Plan (DCP) 2012,  to identify works that can be done without council approval and exempt tree species. This overview is only a guide. Please reference the complete City of Sydney Council DCP 2012 – Tree Management Controls for more detailed information on council regulations and exemptions. 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).

City of Sydney Council Tree Preservation Order allows for the following removal or pruning works WITHOUT council permission (excluding Heritage or Significant Trees). For all works outside of this scope, council approval in writing is required.

  • Any tree under 5m in height, a canopy spread under 5m and a trunk diameter less than 300mm at ground level
  • Removal of Trees that are dead, dying or a risk to human life. To satisfy Council the applicant is to provide a report from a qualified arborist (Minimum AQF Level 3 Arboriculture) to be provided to Council prior to works taking place, or immediately following the works.
  • Pruning of less than 5% of a trees canopy for Building clearances (1m, max 50mm diameter); Electrical Supply (1m, Max 50mm diameter); Major roads (4.5m from ground, Max 100mm Diameter); and footpaths/minor roads (2.5m from ground, Max 100mm diameter). All according to AS-4373-2007.
  • Any tree listed for City of Sydney Council under the NSW Biosecurity Act 2015 and any tree species listed as an exempt species under the City of Sydney Council DCP 2012 – Tree management Controls (see table below). *Does not apply if Heritage site or Significant Tree Register.
BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME LIMITATION
Ailanthus altissima Tree of Heaven None
Bambusa spp. Bamboo (all species) None
Celtis sinensis Chinese Nettle Tree < 10m
Celtis occidentalis American Nettle Tree < 10m
Cinnamomum camphora Camphor laurel < 10m
Citrus sp. Citrus (all varieties) None
Cotoneaster spp. Cotoneaster (all species) None
Erythrina x sykesii Coral Tree < 10m
Liquidambar Liquidambar, Sweet Gum < 10m
Ficus elastic Rubber Tree None
Gleditsia triacanthos Wild Honey Locust None
Lagunaria patersonia Norfolk Island Hibiscus None
Ligustrum sp Privet None
Melia azedarach White cedar None
Morus sp. Mulberry None
Musa sp. Banana None
Olea europaea var. Africana African Olive None
Robinia pseudacacia False Acacia None
Salix spp. Willow None
Scheflera spp. Umbrella trees None
Syagrus romanzoffianum Cocos palm None

 

Council Approvals

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 City of Sydney Council permission for tree pruning and tree removal can be downloaded below together with Heritage Tree listings in the City of Sydney Council. The owner of the property on which the tree resides, or an agent acting on behalf of the owner, will need to apply.

TREE WORKS PERMIT APPLICATION FORM

HERITAGE TREE LIST 1

HERITAGE TREE LIST 2

 

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Ashfield Council

Professional Arborist in Ashfield

Sydney Tree Solutions provides tree services such as Tree Removal, Tree Pruning, Stump Grinding and Professional Arborist services around Ashfield and the following suburbs:

  • Croydon
  • Five Dock
  • Haberfield
  • Croydon Park
  • Summer Hill
  • Ashbury
  • Hurlstone Park Dulwich Hill

Council Approvals

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.

You will find more information regarding the Inner-West Council permission for tree pruning and tree removal here. The owner of the property on which the tree resides, or an agent acting on behalf of the owner, will need to apply.

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Woollahrah Council

Professional Arborist in Woollahrah

Sydney Tree Solutions provides tree services such as Tree Removal, Tree Pruning, Stump Grinding and Professional Arborist services in the Woollahra Council municipality that includes all or some of the following suburbs:

Bellevue Hill

Darling Point

Double Bay

Edgecliff

Paddington (also Sydney)

Point Piper

Rose Bay

Vaucluse (Also Waverley)

Watsons Bay

Woollahra

The following is a summary of the Woollahra Council Tree Preservation Order, which is now covered by the Woollahra Council Development Control Plan (DCP) 2015 – Chapter E3 Tree Management and the Woollahra Tree Management Policy 2011,  to identify works that can be done without council approval and exempt tree species. This overview is only a guide. Please reference the complete Woollahra Council DCP 2015 – Chapter E3 Tree Management for more detailed information on council regulations and exemptions. 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 significant tree registers).

Woollahra Council Tree Preservation Order allows for the following tree removal or tree pruning works WITHOUT council permission. For all works outside of this scope, council approval in writing is required.

  • Any tree less than 5m in height and a canopy width less than 3m. Note: Excludes heritage conservation areas and items.
  • Removal of deadwood and dead trees. Removal of parasitic plants in Trees.
  • Minor pruning of trees according to AS4373 to provide building clearances of up to 2m from the external face of a building, roof or powerlines (Max branch diameter 50mm at collar).
  • Tree removal or pruning where tree poses imminent danger to human life or property (Evidence from AQF Level 5 arborist required).
  • Any tree listed for Woollahra Council under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 and any tree species listed as an exempt species under the Woollahra Council DCP 2015 – Chapter E3 Tree Management (see table below). Does not apply if Heritage site or Significant Tree Register.
BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME LIMITATION
Ailanthus altissima Tree of Heaven None
Bambusa spp. Bamboo None
Celtis spp. Hackberry < 10m
Cinnamomum camphora Camphor laurel < 10m
Cupressocyparis leylandii Leighton Cypress None
Erythrina x sykesii Coral Tree None
Ficus elastic Rubber Tree None
Gleditsia triacanthos Honey Locust None
Lagunaria patersonia Norfolk Island Hibiscus None
Ligustrum sp Privet (under weeds) None
Musa cavendishii Banana None
Nerium oleander Oleander None
Olea europaea var. Africana African Olive None
Populus spp. Poplars < 10m
Salix spp. Willow None
Scheflera spp. Umbrella trees None
Strelitzia nicolai Giant Bird of Paradise None
Syagrus romanzoffianum Cocos palm None
Toxiocodendron sp. Rhus Tree (under weeds) None

Note: Council still needs to be notified in writing 7 days prior to carrying out works on exempt tree species.

Council Approvals

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 a Woollahra Council permit for tree pruning and tree removal can be downloaded below. The owner of the property on which the tree resides, or an agent acting on behalf of the owner, will need to apply.

TREE WORKS PERMIT APPLICATION

WOOLLAHRA COUNCIL HERITAGE AND SIGNIFICANT TREE REGISTERS

 

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Ruth, Lane Cove

I wanted to tell you how incredibly impressed I am with the job you have done. From the outset, you were great. You showed up when you said you would, you stuck to your quote and you were really easy to contact and deal with. Then today, I was blown away by all your guys.  All so friendly, polite, accommodating and considerate.  They’ve completed what I thought would take many more hours in an incredibly short time frame and cleaned up great. They are a real credit to you and I’d be happy to recommend your service to anyone who asked. Thanks very much for a great job done.  I’m thrilled with the results.

Diana and Robert – Mosman

We have had a number of trees removed from our property and Mike and his crew were by far the most professional, efficient and conscientious. Their team work and attention to detail was truly impressive and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone with a large difficult tree that needs to be removed.