Warringah Council

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

Allambie Heights Davidson Narrabeen
Beacon Hill Dee Why Narraweena
Belrose Duffys Forest North Curl Curl
Brookvale Forestville North Manly
Collaroy Frenchs Forest Oxford Falls
Collaroy Plateau Freshwater Queenscliff
Cottage Point Ingleside Terrey Hills
Cromer Killarney Heights Wheeler Heights
Curl Curl Manly Vale


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



Warringah 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 less than 6m in height and a canopy width less than 7m (palm heights measured using trunk only).
  • Any tree within 3m of an existing building or approved structure (inc. garage, car port, pool and retaining walls greater than 600mm in height)
  • Removal of dead trees or dead branches.
  • Pruning any tree by max 10% canopy per year (according to AS 4373-2007).
  • Any tree listed for Warringah Council under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 and any tree species listed as an exempt species under the Warringah Council Tree Preservation Order (see table below). Does not apply if Heritage site or Significant Tree Register. 
Acacia baileyana Cootamundra Wattle
Acacia saligna Golden Willow Wattle
Acer negundo Box Elder
Ailanthus altissima Tree of Heaven
Alnus jorullensis Evergreen Alder
Araucaria bidwillii Bunya Bunya Pine
Archontophoenix alexandrae Alexander Palm
Archontophoenix cunninghamia Bangalow Palm
Brachychiton acerifolium Illawara Flame
Cassia sp. Cassia
Cinnamomum camphora Camphor laurel
Cotoneaster spp. Cotoneaster (all species)
Cupressus spp. Cypress Pine
Erythrina spp. Coral Tree
Eucalyptus nicholii Peppermint Gum
Eucalyptus scoparia Willow Gum
Ficus benjamina Weeping Fig
Ficus elastica Rubber Tree
Gleditsia triacanthos Wild Honey Locust
Grevillea robusta Silky Oak
Harpephyllum caffrum Kaffir Plum
Lagunaria patersonia Norfolk Island Hibiscus
Ligustrum sp Privet (under weeds)
Liquidambar Liquidambar, Sweet Gum
Morus spp Mulberry
Olea europaea var. Africana African Olive
Pittosporum undulatum Sweet Pittosporum
Paraserianthes lophantha Crested Wattle
Populus spp. Poplars
Pyracantha spp. Firethorn
Raphiolepis indica Indian Hawthorn
Robinia pseudacacia Black Locust
Salix babylonica Weeping Willow
Scheflera spp. Umbrella trees
Syagrus romanzoffianum Cocos palm
Toxiocodendron sp. Rhus Tree   (under weeds)
Washingtonia spp. Fan Palm


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.