Woollahrah Council

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

  • Bellevue Hill
  • Darling Point
  • Double Bay
  • Edgecliff
  • Paddington (also Sydney)
  • Point Piper
  • Rose Bay
  • Vaucluse (Also Waverley)
  • Watsons Bay
  • Woollahra

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



 Woollahrah 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 5m in height and a canopy width less than 3m.
  • Removal of deadwood and dead trees. Removal of parasitic plants in Trees.
  • Minor pruning of trees to provide building clearances of up to 2m from the external face of a building, roof or powerlines (Max branch diameter 50mm at collar).
  • Any tree listed for Woollahra Council under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 and any tree species listed as an exempt species under the Woollahra 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 spp. Hackberry **
Cinnamomum camphora Camphor laurel **
Cupressocyparis leylandii Leighton Cypress
Erythrina x sykesii Coral Tree
Ficus elastic Rubber Tree
Gleditsia triacanthos Wild Honey Locust
Lagunaria patersonia Norfolk Island Hibiscus
Ligustrum sp Privet (weed list)
Musa cavendishii Banana
Nerium oleander Oleander
Olea europaea var. Africana African Olive
Populus spp. Poplars **
Salix spp. Willow
Scheflera spp. Umbrella trees
Strelitzia nicolai Giant Bird of Paradise
Syagrus romanzoffianum Cocos palm
Toxiocodendron sp. Rhus Tree (under weeds)

** 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.