Trees on Council land
Our tree teams look after public areas such as parks, sportsgrounds, bushland, golf courses and nature strips. We prune trees, collect fallen branches, and remove trees in accordance with Council's Tree Assessment Guidelines and Urban Forest Policy. General maintenance of nature strips, such as mowing the lawn, is the responsibility of the resident whose property adjoins the nature strip.
Report concerns with a Council tree
If you are concerned with a tree on Council managed land, check the assessment guidelines before finalising your decision to lodge a request for inspection of the tree. The assessment guidelines detail works that Council will undertake and also does not consider justification for works on a tree on Council managed land.
To request an inspection of a tree, please email your concerns with photos and your contact phone number to email@example.com or use the online services link below. The inspecting Officer will contact you to advise Council's response to your inspection request.
Request a Council tree inspection
Tree assessment guidelines
Council will consider your tree enquiry using the Tree Assessment Guidelines to Prune or Remove Trees on Private Property and Council Managed Land.
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Council trees requiring pruning on powerlines
Pruning of a Council tree growing close to or touching powerlines (street pole to street pole) is undertaken by Ausgrid. Contact Ausgrid 13 13 65 or lodge an online request for Tree Trimming with Ausgrid.
Pruning for clearance of the electrical supply line to the dwelling (property boundary to point of attachment of the house) is the resident's responsibility. Contact Ausgrid to facilitate this work.
Tree pruning for clearance of telecommunications lines (street pole to pole) is done by Council. To request an inspection of a tree, please email your concerns with photos and your contact phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org The inspecting Officer will contact you to advise the outcome of the inspection.
Council tree pruning for clearance of street lighting is undertaken by Ausgrid. Contact Ausgrid 13 13 65 or lodge an online request for Tree Trimming with Ausgrid.
Request planting of a street tree
Contact Council to request a street tree to be planted on the nature strip adjacent to your property. A Council Tree Management Officer will inspect the nature strip and determine a suitable location and tree species. The Officer will take into consideration the planting space available, the location of powerlines, driveways, motorist and pedestrian sightlines and other impacts that need to be considered to determine suitable planting locations.
To request a new street tree:
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