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

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).
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.