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:
Lane Cove North
Lane Cove West
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|
|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|
|Liquidambar||Liquidambar, Sweet Gum||< 10m|
|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 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.
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