Sydney Tree Solutions provides tree services such as Tree Removal, Tree Pruning, Stump Grinding and Arborist Reports in the Council Municipality of Lane Cove that includes all or some of the following suburbs:
- Lane Cove
- Lane Cove North
- Lane Cove West
- Linley Point
- St Leonards
The following is a summary of Lane Cove Council Tree Preservation Order to identify works that can be done without council approval and exempt species. This overview is only a guide. Please reference the complete Tree Preservation Order for Lane Cove Council for more detailed information. Care should be also taken that the tree is not protected for Ecological or Heritage reasons.
Lane Cove Council Tree Preservation Order allows for the following removal or pruning works BUT ONLY after application and issue of a FAST TRACK PERMIT (No Fee).
** For all works outside of this scope council will require a full Tree Preservation Inspection and Permit as per usual.
- Any tree less than 6m in Height
- Removal of dead trees and branches.
- Pruning for building line and electrical wire clearances of 2m (Except for Eucalyptus, Angophora, Corymbia and Syncarpia species than all require a regular permit)
- Pruning and Re-shaping of Cypress Pines (less than 10% canopy).
- Pruning or removal of any tree declared in the Lane Cove local government area under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 and/or listed in the exempt species list below (still require fast track permit though)
|BOTANICAL NAME||COMMON NAME|
|Acer negundo||Box Elder|
|Ailanthus altissima||Tree of Heaven|
|Alnus jorullensis||Evergreen Alder|
|Cinnamomum camphora||Camphor laurel **|
|Cotoneaster spp.||Cotoneaster (all species)|
|Citrus sp.||Citrus (all varieties)|
|Eriobotrya japonica||Loquat Tree|
|Erythrina sp.||Coral Tree **|
|Ficus elastic||Rubber Tree|
|Grevillea robusta||Silky Oak **|
|Jacaranda mimosifolia||Jacaranda **|
|Lagerstroemia indica||Crepe Myrtle|
|Lagunaria patersonia||Norfolk Island Hibiscus|
|Liquidambar||Liquidambar, Sweet Gum **|
|Olea europaea var. Africana||African Olive|
|Populus nigra italica||Lombardy Poplar **|
|Prunus sp.||Peaches and Plums|
|Robinia pseudacacia (not cvs)||Black Locust|
|Scheflera spp.||Umbrella trees|
|Syagrus romanzoffianum||Cocos palm|
|Toxiocodendron sp.||Rhus Tree|
|X Cupressocyparis leylandii||Leighton Green and Cvs|
** Must be less than 10m in Height.
Council approval in writing must be obtained prior to any other works being carried out whether on FAST TRACK APPLICATION or a regular TREE PRESERVATION INSPECTION. Breaching a tree preservation order can result in very heavy fines.
The application forms 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.