Professional Arborist in North Sydney

What tree removal services do we provide in North Sydney?

Sydney Tree Solutions provides a wide range of tree removal services and tree trimming services in North Sydney. These North Sydney tree services include:

  • Palm Tree removal and cleaning

We provide services to remove and prune all types of Palm trees across North Sydney suburbs. Palm tree trimming or pruning is sometimes termed “Palm tree cleaning” since it involves the removal of all the old palm fronds and seeds. This is often done on an annual basis for our North Sydney clients.

  • Tree Pruning North Sydney

All our tree pruning, tree trimming and tree cutting works are carried out to Australian Standards AS4373 and by certified and fully insured arborists. North Sydney tree trimming works involve all types of tree pruning such as tree crown raising and crown shaping to provide ground and building clearances; tree crown reduction in special cases to reduce the overall size of the tree canopy; tree crown thinning to provide addition light through the canopy; remedial tree pruning to remove defected branches and dead wood removal also for tree safety reasons.

  • Tree Removal North Sydney

Sydney Tree Solutions provides North Sydney tree removal services for all types of trees and situations whether it be a large tree removal involving complex rigging and machinery or a small backyard tree removal. 

Our North Sydney arborists are highly experienced and professional, and provide tree removal services for a number of very prestigious establishments in North Sydney. We work very closely with North Sydney Council to ensure the correct council approvals as always obtained for our clients and even provide some tree removal services for North Sydney council themselves. As part of the tree removal process we also provide North Sydney Stump grinding services to ensure that replanting of new trees can occur.

Throughout the summer months of the year there are numerous severe weather events across North Sydney involving fallen trees and dangerously damaged trees. We provide a 24/7 emergency storm damage tree removal service and tree pruning service. We work closely with insurers and North Sydney council to ensure all our North Sydney Tree removals required as part of storm damage works are done in accordance with all regulations.

What areas do we cover with our North Sydney tree removal and pruning services ?

Sydney Tree Solutions offers tree removal, tree pruning and tree trimming services across the greater Sydney area although the majority of our customers are within the Sydney North Shore. We serve areas like Killara, St Ives, Gordon, Turramurra, Wahroonga and Hornsby in the North Shore. Other areas we provide our tree services are Castle Cove, Willoughby, Artarmon, Lane Cove, Cammeray, Mosman, Chatswood, and Castlecrag in the Lower North Shore.

Specifically within the council municipality of North Sydney we cover tree removals and tree pruning in the following suburbs and postcodes:

  • Cammeray 2062
  • Cremorne 2090
  • Cremorne Point 2090
  • Crows Nest 2065
  • Kirribilli 2061
  • Kurraba Point 2089
  • Lavender Bay 2060
  • McMahons Point 2060
  • Milsons Point 2061
  • Neutral Bay 2089
  • North Sydney 2060
  • St Leonards 2065
  • Waverton 2060
  • Wollstonecraft 2065

Do I need North Sydney council permission to remove my tree?

** Updated with new Tree Policy released in August 2020

The following is a summary of the North Sydney Council Tree and Vegetation Management Policy to identify works that can be done without council approval and exempt tree species. This policy is currently covered by part 3 of the SEPP (Vegetation in Non-Rural Areas) 2017 legislation and North Sydney Council Development Control Plan (DCP) 2013 – Part B Section 16 and has recently been updated with some new amendments in August 2020 This overview is only a guide. Please reference the complete North Sydney Council DCP 2013 (Updated August 2020) 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). Some exempt weed species are still protected regardless of size with Heritage item areas.


North Sydney Council Tree Preservation Order allows for the following tree removal or tree pruning works WITHOUT council permission. For all arborist works outside of this scope, council approval in writing is required.

  • Any tree less than 5m in height, with a canopy less than 5m in width and a trunk CIRCUMFERENCE less than 5m measured at ground level (Except Kentia and Bangalow palms on Heritage item land which are protected regardless of size).
  • Trees that are declared to be dead or dying by an appropriately qualified arborist.
  • Pruning of deadwood from a tree or dead fronds from a palm
  • Noxious weeds as prescribed by the Biosecurity Act 2015 (provided less than 10m height)
  • The following exempt tree species:
Acer negundoBox ElderNone
Ailanthus altissimaTree of HeavenNone
Bambusa spp.Bamboo (all species)None
Celtis spp.HackberryExcept on heritage item land
Erythrina x sykesiiCoral TreeExcept on heritage item land
Ficus elasticRubber TreeNone
Ligustrum spPrivetExcept on heritage item land
Olea europaea var. AfricanaAfrican OliveNone
Radermachia sinicaChina DollNone
Salix spp.WillowExcept on heritage item land
Scheflera spp.Umbrella treesNone
Syagrus romanzoffianumCocos palmNone


  • Maintenance pruning of trees according to Australian Standards (AS4373) that does not exceed 10% of canopy and 100mm diameter branches, provided the branches are either located within 1m of an existing building or not more than 2.4m above ground level (where branch adjoins the trunk of tree).
  • Maintenance pruning of hedges where works are carried out in accordance with AS4373 Pruning standards


North Sydney Council Tree Removal Application

 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 a North Sydney Council permit 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.



Why use Sydney Tree Solutions for North Sydney tree services ?

Sydney Tree Solutions is a professional tree removal, tree pruning and stump removal company that provides tree services to the north shore Sydney suburbs including the council municipality of North Sydney with a level of customer service that is above the competition. 

Our online reviews reflect the level of care and professionalism our crew members always provide to ensure our customers are always happy with our tree removal works. We have an experienced team of arborists and tree removal experts to ensure that we provide a safe, friendly, and professional tree removal service. 

Our arborists are fully certified to AQF Level 3 or AQF Level 5 and have a wide knowledge and experience. Contact us today or call 0405 095 095 for professional North Sydney tree removal and stump grinding services.

Tree Removal & Pruning Specialist North Sydney