Tree Protection

Trees are protected in the City and approval is required before a tree is removed.

Penalties apply if a tree is removed or lopped without prior approval. Check our Downloads section for more information.

Work on and around trees is regulated so the future risks associated with trees are minimised so their life expectancy is not shortened.

Poor pruning practices or root damage may affect a tree’s stability or result in branch shedding, injury, and property damage or in an increase in property maintenance costs for property owners.