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:
AnnandaleCamperdownAshfield
BalmainDulwich HillAshbury
Balmain EastEnmoreCroydon
BirchgroveLewishamCroydon Park
Cockatoo IslandMarrickvilleDobroyd Point
LeichhardtNewtownHaberfield
LilyfieldPetershamHurlestone Park
RozelleSt PetersSummer 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. For removal of any of these species an Inner West Council MINOR TREE WORKS REQUEST needs to be 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 NAMECOMMON NAME
Acer negundoBox Elder
Ailanthus altissimaTree of Heaven
Albizia lophanthaSilk Tree
Alnus jorrullensisEvergreen Alder
Araucaria bidwilliiBunya Pine
Araucaria heterophyllaNorfolk 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 ‘StrictaPencil 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

What tree removal services do we provide in the Sydney Northern Beaches Council area ?

Sydney Tree Solutions provides a wide range of tree removal services and tree trimming services in the Northern Beaches council area. These tree pruning services and tree removal services include:

– Palm Tree removal and cleaning – We provide services to remove and prune all types of Palm trees across the Northern Beaches suburbs. Palm tree trimming or pruning is sometimes termed “Palm tree cleaning” since it involves the removal of all the old palm fronds and seeds. This is often done on an annual basis for our Sydney North Shore clients.

– Tree Pruning Northern Beaches Sydney – All our tree pruning, tree trimming and tree cutting works are carried out to Australian Standards AS4373 and by certified and fully insured arborists. Northern Beaches tree trimming works involve all types of tree pruning such as tree crown raising and crown shaping to provide ground and building clearances; tree crown reduction in special cases to reduce the overall size of the tree canopy; tree crown thinning to provide addition light through the canopy; remedial tree pruning to remove defected branches and dead wood removal also for tree safety reasons.

– Tree Removal Northern Beaches Sydney – Sydney Tree Solutions provides tree removal services for all types of trees and situations whether it be a large tree removal involving complex rigging and machinery or a small back yard tree removal. Our North Shore Sydney arborists are highly experienced and professional, and provide tree removal services for a number of very prestigious establishments in North Sydney. We work very closely with Sydney Northern Beaches Council to ensure the correct council approvals as always obtained for our clients. As part of the tree removal process we also provide Sydney Northern Beaches stump grinding services to ensure that replanting of new trees can occur.

– Emergency Storm Damage – Throughout the summer months of the year there are numerous severe weather events across the Sydney North Shore involving fallen trees and dangerously damaged trees. We provide a 24/7 emergency storm damage tree removal service and tree pruning service. We work closely with insurers to ensure all our Sydney Northern Beaches and North Shore Tree removals required as part of storm damage works are done in accordance with all regulations.

What areas do we cover with our Northern Beaches tree removal and pruning services ?

Sydney Tree Solutions offers tree removal, tree pruning and tree trimming services across the greater Sydney area although the majority of our customers are within the Sydney North Shore and Sydney Northern Beaches. We serve areas like Avalon, Killara, St Ives, Gordon, Turramurra, Wahroonga and Hornsby in the North Shore. Other areas we provide our tree services are Castle Cove, Willoughby, Artarmon, Lane Cove, Cammeray, Manly, Mosman, Chatswood, and Castlecrag in the Lower North Shore.

Specifically within the council municipality of Sydney Northern Beaches we cover tree removals and tree pruning in the following suburbs and postcodes:

Formerly Manly Council:

  • Balgowlah
  • Balgowlah Heights
  • Clontarf
  • Fairlight
  • Manly
  • Seaforth

Formerly Pittwater Council:

Akuna BayCurrawong BeachPalm Beach
Avalon BeachElanora HeightsParadise Beach
Avalon NorthElvina BaySalt Pan Cove
BarrenjoeyFoleys HillSand Point
BayviewInglesideScotland Island
Bilgola BeachIngleside HeightsStokes Point
Bungan BeachLovett BayTaylors Point
Bungan HeadMcCarrs CreekThe Basin
Careel BayMona ValeTowlers Bay
Careel HeadMorning BayTumbledown Dick
Church PointNarrabeenTurimetta
ClarevilleNewportWarriewood
Clareville BeachNorth NarrabeenWhale Beach

 

Formerly Waringah Council:

Allambie HeightsDavidsonNarrabeen
Beacon HillDee WhyNarraweena
BelroseDuffys ForestNorth Curl Curl
BrookvaleForestvilleNorth Manly
CollaroyFrenchs ForestOxford Falls
Collaroy PlateauFreshwaterQueenscliff
Cottage PointInglesideTerrey Hills
CromerKillarney HeightsWheeler Heights
Curl CurlManly Vale

Do I need Sydney Northern Beaches council permission to remove my tree ?

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.

Why use Sydney Tree Solutions for Northern Beaches tree services ?

Sydney Tree Solutions is a professional tree removal, tree pruning and stump removal company that provides tree services to the north shore Sydney suburbs including the Sydney Northern Beaches with a level of customer service that is above the competition. Our online reviews reflect the level of care and professionalism our crew members always provide to ensure our customers are always happy with our tree removal works. We have an experienced team of arborists and tree removal experts to ensure that we provide a safe, friendly, and professional tree removal service. Our arborists are fully certified to AQF Level 3 or AQF Level 5 and have a wide knowledge and experience. Contact us today or call 0405 095 095 for professional North Shore Sydney and Sydney Northern Beaches tree removal and stump grinding services.

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:

ArtarmonNaremburn
CastlecragNorthbridge
Castle CoveRoseville
ChatswoodSt Leonards
Chatswood WestWilloughby
Lane Cove NorthWilloughby East
Middle CoveWilloughby 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 NAMECOMMON NAMELIMITATION
Acacia baileyanaCootamundra WattleNone
Acacia salignaGolden Willow WattleNone
Acer negundoBox ElderNone
Ailanthus altissimaTree of HeavenNone
Alnus jorullensisEvergreen AlderNone
Celtis spp.HackberryNone
Cinnamomum camphoraCamphor laurel< 10m
Cotoneaster spp.Cotoneaster (all species)None
Cupressocyparis leylandiiLeighton CypressNone
Eriobotrya japonicaLoquat TreeNone
Erythrina spp.Coral TreeNone
Eucalyptus nicholiiNarrow-leaved PeppermintNone
Ficus elasticRubber TreeNone
Gleditsia triacanthosHoney LocustNone
Grevillea robustaSilky OakNone
Lagunaria patersoniaNorfolk Island HibiscusNone
Ligustrum spPrivetNone
Liquidambar styracifluaLiquidambar, Sweet GumNone
Nerium oleanderOleanderNone
Olea europaea var. AfricanaAfrican OliveNone
Phoenix canariensisCanary Island Date Palm< 7m Trunk
Plumeria spp.FrangipaniNone
Populus spp.PoplarsNone
Robinia pseudocaciaBlack Locust / Golden RobiniaNone
Salix spp.WillowNone
Syagrus romanzoffianumCocos palmNone
Triadica sebiferaChinese TallowNone
Schefflera spp.Umbrella TreeNone
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:

BondiQueens Park
Bondi BeachRose Bay (also Woollahra)
Bondi JunctionNorth Bondi
BronteTamarama
ClovellyVaucluse (also Woollahra)
Dover HeightsWaverley

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 NAMECOMMON NAMELIMITATION
Celtis sp.Hackberry<10m
Citrus sp.Citrus (all varieties)None
Ligustrum spPrivetNone
Nerium oleanderOleanderNone
Olea europaea sub. cuspidataWild OliveNone
Salix spp.WillowNone
Syagrus romanzoffianumCocos palmNone
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 WestMacquarie University
DenistoneMarsfield
Denistone EastMeadowbank
Denisstone WestMelrose Park
East RydeNorth Ryde
EastwoodPutney
GladesvilleRyde
Macquarie CentreTennyson Point
Macquarie ParkWest 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 NAMECOMMON NAME
Acacia salignaGolden Wreath Wattle
Acer negundoBox Elder
Ailanthus altissimaTree of Heaven
Alnus jorullensisEvergreen Alder
Bambusa spp.Bamboo
Celtis sinensisHackberry
Cinnamomum camphoraCamphor laurel
Cotoneaster sp.Cotoneaster
Erythrina sp.Coral Tree
Ficus benjaminaWeeping Fig
Ficus elasticRubber Tree
Lagunaria patersoniaNorfolk Island Hibiscus
Ligustrum spPrivet
Morus sp.Mulberry
Nerium oleanderOleander
Olea europaea var. AfricanaAfrican Olive
Populus sp.Poplars
Robinia pseudoacaciaGolden Robinia
Salix spp.Willow
Scheflera spp.Umbrella trees
Syagrus romanzoffianumCocos palm
Tamarix aphyllaAthel 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

 

GET A FREE QUOTE TODAY – CALL NOW !

 

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 ParkMalabar
ChifleyMaroubra
Clovelly (also Waverley)Maroubra Junction
CoogeeMatraville (also Botany)
Coogee BeachPagewood
KensingtonPhilip Bay
KingsfordPort Botany
La PerouseRandwick
Little BaySouth 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 NAMECOMMON NAMELIMITATION
Ailanthus altissimaTree of HeavenNone
Alnus jorullensisEvergreen AlderNone
Bambusa spp.BambooNone
Celtis sp.HackberryNone
Cotoneaster spp.Cotoneaster (all species)None
Erythrina sp.Coral TreeNone
Ficus elasticRubber TreeNone
Lagunaria patersoniaNorfolk Island HibiscusNone
Ligustrum spPrivetNone
Morus sp.MulberryNone
Nerium oleanderOleanderNone
Ochna serrulataOchnaNone
Olea europaea var. AfricanaAfrican OliveNone
Populus sp.PoplarsNone
Salix spp.WillowNone
Scheflera spp.Umbrella treesNone
Syagrus romanzoffianumCocos palmNone
Toxiocodendron sp.Rhus TreeNone
X Cupressocyparis leylandiiLeighton Green and CvsNone

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

What tree removal services do we provide in North Sydney?

Sydney Tree Solutions provides a wide range of tree removal services and tree trimming services in North Sydney. These North Sydney tree services include:

We provide services to remove and prune all types of Palm trees across North Sydney suburbs. Palm tree trimming or pruning is sometimes termed “Palm tree cleaning” since it involves the removal of all the old palm fronds and seeds. This is often done on an annual basis for our North Sydney clients.

All our tree pruning, tree trimming and tree cutting works are carried out to Australian Standards AS4373 and by certified and fully insured arborists. North Sydney tree trimming works involve all types of tree pruning such as tree crown raising and crown shaping to provide ground and building clearances; tree crown reduction in special cases to reduce the overall size of the tree canopy; tree crown thinning to provide addition light through the canopy; remedial tree pruning to remove defected branches and dead wood removal also for tree safety reasons.

Sydney Tree Solutions provides North Sydney tree removal services for all types of trees and situations whether it be a large tree removal involving complex rigging and machinery or a small backyard tree removal. 

Our North Sydney arborists are highly experienced and professional, and provide tree removal services for a number of very prestigious establishments in North Sydney. We work very closely with North Sydney Council to ensure the correct council approvals as always obtained for our clients and even provide some tree removal services for North Sydney council themselves. As part of the tree removal process we also provide North Sydney Stump grinding services to ensure that replanting of new trees can occur.

Throughout the summer months of the year there are numerous severe weather events across North Sydney involving fallen trees and dangerously damaged trees. We provide a 24/7 emergency storm damage tree removal service and tree pruning service. We work closely with insurers and North Sydney council to ensure all our North Sydney Tree removals required as part of storm damage works are done in accordance with all regulations.

What areas do we cover with our North Sydney tree removal and pruning services ?

Sydney Tree Solutions offers tree removal, tree pruning and tree trimming services across the greater Sydney area although the majority of our customers are within the Sydney North Shore. We serve areas like Killara, St Ives, Gordon, Turramurra, Wahroonga and Hornsby in the North Shore. Other areas we provide our tree services are Castle Cove, Willoughby, Artarmon, Lane Cove, Cammeray, Mosman, Chatswood, and Castlecrag in the Lower North Shore.

Specifically within the council municipality of North Sydney we cover tree removals and tree pruning in the following suburbs and postcodes:

  • Cammeray 2062
  • Cremorne 2090
  • Cremorne Point 2090
  • Crows Nest 2065
  • Kirribilli 2061
  • Kurraba Point 2089
  • Lavender Bay 2060
  • McMahons Point 2060
  • Milsons Point 2061
  • Neutral Bay 2089
  • North Sydney 2060
  • St Leonards 2065
  • Waverton 2060
  • Wollstonecraft 2065

Do I need North Sydney council permission to remove my tree?

** Updated with new Tree Policy released in August 2020

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 – Part B Section 16 and has recently been updated with some new amendments in August 2020 This overview is only a guide. Please reference the complete North Sydney Council DCP 2013 (Updated August 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). Some exempt weed species are still protected regardless of size with Heritage item areas.

 

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 5m in height, with a canopy less than 5m in width and a trunk CIRCUMFERENCE less than 5m measured at ground level (Except Kentia and Bangalow palms on Heritage item land which are protected regardless of size).
  • Trees that are declared to be dead or dying by an appropriately qualified arborist.
  • Pruning of deadwood from a tree or dead fronds from a palm
  • Noxious weeds as prescribed by the Biosecurity Act 2015 (provided less than 10m height)
  • The following exempt tree species:
BOTANICAL NAMECOMMON NAMELIMITATION
Acer negundoBox ElderNone
Ailanthus altissimaTree of HeavenNone
Bambusa spp.Bamboo (all species)None
Celtis spp.HackberryExcept on heritage item land
Erythrina x sykesiiCoral TreeExcept on heritage item land
Ficus elasticRubber TreeNone
Ligustrum spPrivetExcept on heritage item land
Olea europaea var. AfricanaAfrican OliveNone
Radermachia sinicaChina DollNone
Salix spp.WillowExcept on heritage item land
Scheflera spp.Umbrella treesNone
Syagrus romanzoffianumCocos palmNone

 

  • Maintenance pruning of trees according to Australian Standards (AS4373) that does not exceed 10% of canopy and 100mm diameter branches, provided the branches are either located within 1m of an existing building or not more than 2.4m above ground level (where branch adjoins the trunk of tree).
  • Maintenance pruning of hedges where works are carried out in accordance with AS4373 Pruning standards

 

North Sydney Council Tree Removal Application

 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 NAMECOMMON NAMELIMITATION
Celtis sp.HackberryNone
Carica papayaPaw pawNone
Cinnamomum camphoraCamphor laurel< 10m
Citrus sp.Citrus (all varieties)None
Cotoneaster spp.Cotoneaster (all species)None
Cypressus spp.CypressNone
Erythrina sp.Coral TreeNone
Ficus elasticRubber TreeNone
Hibiscus spp.HibiscusNone
Lagunaria patersoniiNorfolk Island HibiscusNone
Ligustrum spPrivetNone
Morus sp.MulberryNone
Nerium oleanderOleanderNone
Olea europaea sub. cuspidataWild OliveNone
Prunus sp.Peaches and PlumsNone
Salix spp.WillowNone
Scheflera spp.Umbrella treesNone
Strelitzia nicolaiGiant Bird of ParadiseNone
Syagrus romanzoffianumCocos palmNone
X Cupressocyparis leylandiiLeighton Green and CvsNone

 

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 NAMECOMMON NAMELIMITATION
Acer negundoBox Elder< 6m
Ailanthus altissimaTree of HeavenNone
Alnus jorullensisEvergreen Alder< 10m
Celtis sp.HackberryNone
Cinnamomum camphoraCamphor laurel< 10m
Cotoneaster spp.Cotoneaster (all species)None
Citrus sp.Citrus (all varieties)None
Eriobotrya japonicaLoquat TreeNone
Erythrina sp.Coral TreeNone
Ficus elasticRubber TreeNone
Grevillea robustaSilky Oak< 6m
Jacaranda mimosifoliaJacaranda< 6m
Lagerstroemia indicaCrepe Myrtle< 6m
Lagunaria patersoniaNorfolk Island HibiscusNone
Ligustrum spPrivetNone
LiquidambarLiquidambar, Sweet Gum< 10m
Morus sp.MulberryNone
Musa sp.BananaNone
Nerium oleanderOleanderNone
Olea europaea var. AfricanaAfrican OliveNone
Populus nigra italicaLombardy PoplarNone
Prunus sp.Peaches and PlumsNone
Scheflera spp.Umbrella treesNone
Syagrus romanzoffianumCocos palmNone
Toxiocodendron sp.Rhus TreeNone
X Cupressocyparis leylandiiLeighton Green and CvsNone

 

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 NAMECOMMON NAMELIMITATION
Acacia baileyanaCootamundra WattleNone
Acacia podalyrifoliaQld Silver WattleNone
Acacia salignaGolden Willow WattleNone
Acer negundoBox ElderNone
Ailanthus altissimaTree of HeavenNone
Alnus jorullensisEvergreen AlderNone
Celtis spp.HackberryNone
Cotoneaster spp.Cotoneaster (all species)None
Eriobotrya japonicaLoquat TreeNone
Erythrina sp.Coral Tree (all Species)None
Ficus elasticRubber TreeNone
Ligustrum spPrivetNone
Liquidambar stryracifluaLiquidambar, Sweet Gum< 12m
Olea europaea var. AfricanaAfrican OliveNone
Paraserianthes lophanthaCrested WattleNone
Populus nigra italicaLombardy PoplarNone
Pyracantha spp.FirethornNone
Robinia pseudacaciaBlack Locust / Golden RobiniaNone
Scheflera spp.Umbrella treesNone
Schinus terebinthifoliusBroad-leaf pepper treeNone
Syagrus romanzoffianumCocos palmNone
Toxiocodendron sp.Rhus TreeNone

 

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 NAMECOMMON NAMELIMITATION
Acacia baileyanaCootamundra WattleNone
Acacia podalyrifoliaMount Morgan WattleNone
Acacia salignaGolden Willow WattleNone
Acer negundoBox ElderNone
Ailanthus altissimaTree of HeavenNone
Bambusa spp.Bamboo (all species)None
Cinnamomum camphoraCamphor laurel< 10m
Celtis spp.Hackberry< 10m
Cotoneaster spp.Cotoneaster (all species)None
Eriobotrya japonicaLoquat TreeNone
Erythrina x sykesiiCoral Tree< 10m
Ficus elasticRubber TreeNone
Gleditsia triacanthosWild Honey LocustNone
Grevillea robustaSilky OakNone
Lagunaria patersoniaNorfolk Island HibiscusNone
Ligustrum spPrivetNone
LiquidambarLiquidambar, Sweet Gum< 10m
Musa cavendishiiBananaNone
Nerium oleanderOleanderNone
Olea europaea var. AfricanaAfrican OliveNone
Pinus radiataRadiata PineNone
Populus spp.Poplar< 10m
Robinia pseudacaciaFalse AcaciaNone
Salix spp.WillowNone
Scheflera spp.Umbrella treesNone
Syagrus romanzoffianumCocos palmNone

 

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 WatersMount Kuring-gai
Carlingford (Also The Hills Shire and City of Parramatta)Normanhurst
Castle Hill (Also The Hills Shire)North Epping
CheltenhamPennant Hills
CherrybrookThornleigh
Epping (Also City of Parramatta and City of Ryde)Wahroonga (Also Ku-ring-gai Council)
HornsbyWaitara
Hornsby HeightsWestleigh
Mount ColahWest 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 NAMECOMMON NAME
Acacia baileyanaCootamundra Wattle
Acacia salignaGolden Willow Wattle
Acer negundoBox Elder
Ailanthus altissimaTree of Heaven
Alnus jorullensisEvergreen Alder
Celtis sinensis.Hackberry
Cinnamomum camphoraCamphor Laurel
Cotoneaster sp.Cotoneaster (all species)
Eriobotrya japonicaLoquat Tree
Erythrina sp.Coral Tree (all Species)
Ficus elasticaRubber Tree
Gleditsia triacanthosWild Honey Locust
Lagunaria patersoniaNorfolk Island Hibiscus
Ligustrum spPrivet
Olea europaea var. AfricanaAfrican Olive
Populus sp.Poplar
Pyracantha sp.Firethorn
Robinia pseudacaciaBlack Locust / Golden Robinia
Salix spp.Willow
Scheflera sp.Umbrella Tree
Schinus sp.Peppercorn Tree
Syagrus romanzoffianumCocos 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:

AlexandriaErskinevilleRedfern
AnnandaleEveleighRosebery
BarangarooForest LodgeRushcutters Bay
BeaconsfieldGlebeSurry Hills
CamperdownHaymarketSydney CBD
Centennial ParkMillers PointThe Rocks
ChippendaleMoore ParkUltimo
DarlinghurstNewtownWaterloo
DarlingtonPaddingtonWoolloomooloo
Dawes PointPotts PointZetland
Elizabeth BayPyrmontRedfern

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 NAMECOMMON NAMELIMITATION
Ailanthus altissimaTree of HeavenNone
Bambusa spp.Bamboo (all species)None
Celtis sinensisChinese Nettle Tree< 10m
Celtis occidentalisAmerican Nettle Tree< 10m
Cinnamomum camphoraCamphor laurel< 10m
Citrus sp.Citrus (all varieties)None
Cotoneaster spp.Cotoneaster (all species)None
Erythrina x sykesiiCoral Tree< 10m
LiquidambarLiquidambar, Sweet Gum< 10m
Ficus elasticRubber TreeNone
Gleditsia triacanthosWild Honey LocustNone
Lagunaria patersoniaNorfolk Island HibiscusNone
Ligustrum spPrivetNone
Melia azedarachWhite cedarNone
Morus sp.MulberryNone
Musa sp.BananaNone
Olea europaea var. AfricanaAfrican OliveNone
Robinia pseudacaciaFalse AcaciaNone
Salix spp.WillowNone
Scheflera spp.Umbrella treesNone
Syagrus romanzoffianumCocos palmNone

 

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 NAMECOMMON NAMELIMITATION
Ailanthus altissimaTree of HeavenNone
Bambusa spp.BambooNone
Celtis spp.Hackberry< 10m
Cinnamomum camphoraCamphor laurel< 10m
Cupressocyparis leylandiiLeighton CypressNone
Erythrina x sykesiiCoral TreeNone
Ficus elasticRubber TreeNone
Gleditsia triacanthosHoney LocustNone
Lagunaria patersoniaNorfolk Island HibiscusNone
Ligustrum spPrivet (under weeds)None
Musa cavendishiiBananaNone
Nerium oleanderOleanderNone
Olea europaea var. AfricanaAfrican OliveNone
Populus spp.Poplars< 10m
Salix spp.WillowNone
Scheflera spp.Umbrella treesNone
Strelitzia nicolaiGiant Bird of ParadiseNone
Syagrus romanzoffianumCocos palmNone
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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