Trees and pruning
Tree maintenance or removal
The maintenance of trees on privately owned land is the responsibility of the property owner. If you would like to ringbark, cut down, top, lop, and/or remove a tree from your property but aren't sure if it's permissible, you can consult the Significant Tree Register.
This register is intended to preserve trees and groups of trees which are attached additional values that make them "significant". For example, it may be a remnant of a previous landscape, have been planted by a famous person, be rare or an endangered species, or be of cultural or aesthetic value.
If the tree in question is listed on the register, please contact Council to discuss further.
Tree Preservation and Significant Tree Report 2019
To nominate a significant tree please complete the form below
Street trees play a major role our urban environment by absorbing heat, providing shade and reducing solar radiation. They also assist in noise reduction and air purification.
If you have a request for planting, pruning and removal of trees on Council land, contact us. The tree will be assessed and any necessary work will be carried out by our staff.
Council does not prune trees for power line clearance. Essential Energy is responsible for pruning street trees in these circumstances and sets out the required clearance for its power lines. Please visit the Essential Energy website for more information.
NOMINATION FOR SIGNIFICANT TREE REGISTRATION FORM
Complete the below form to nominate a single significant tree.
THIS NOMINATION IS SUPPORTED BY THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: (LIST RELEVANT INFORMATION WHICH MAY SUPPORT YOUR NOMINATION IN TERMS OF THE CATEGORY NOMINATED ABOVE).
LOCATION OF TREE (Provide details on the location of the tree. For example: situated 2 metres south of the front fence and 5 metres east of the western fence on the block at No. 315 Some Street. Attach a map if necessary).
Mandatory field(s) marked with *
Last Edited: 18 Feb 2021