Marrickville Council

Sydney Tree Solutions provides tree services such as Tree Removal, Tree Pruning, Stump Grinding and Arborist Reports in the Council Municipality of Marrickville that includes all or some of the following suburbs:

  • Camperdown
  • Dulwich Hill
  • Enmore
  • Lewisham
  • Marrickville
  • Newtown
  • Petersham
  • St Peters
  • Stanmore
  • Sydenham
  • Tempe

The following is a summary of Marrickville 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 Marrickville Council for more detailed information. Care should be also taken that the tree is not protected for Ecological or Heritage reasons.


Marrickville 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.

  • Any tree under 5m height (trunk length for palm trees), less than 3m canopy spread and trunk diameter less than 300mm at ground level.
  • Removal of DEAD, DYING or DANGEROUS trees if immediate threat to person or property and supported by AQF-5 Arborist report. Otherwise need confirmation that council satisfied. Pruning of dead wood than does not provide current habitat.
  • Pruning branches for 1m clearances of buildings, 2.5m above roads and pathways and 0.5m from electrical wires (all to not exceed 100mm branch diameters).
  • Any tree listed for Manly Council under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 and any tree species listed as an exempt species under Manly Council Tree Preservation Order (see table below). Does not apply if Heritage site or Significant Tree Register.
Ailanthus altissima Tree of Heaven
Bambusa spp. Bamboo
Celtis sp. Hackberry **
Cinnamomum camphora Camphor laurel **
Cotoneaster spp. Cotoneaster (all species)
Eriobotrya japonica Loquat Tree
Erythrina sp. Coral Tree **
Ficus elastic Rubber Tree
Ficus benjamina Weeping Fig
Lagunaria patersonia Norfolk Island Hibiscus
Ligustrum sp Privet
Liquidambar Liquidambar, Sweet Gum **
Morus sp. Mulberry
Nerium oleander Oleander
Olea europaea var. Africana African Olive
Salix spp. Willow
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 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 council permission 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.