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:



Huntleys Cove

Huntleys Point

Hunters Hill


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.


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.