Ultimately, each individual council has the final say when approving a tree.
Introduction. You must obtain approval from your local council prior to removing any tree (s) from your property. Failing to do so can incur substantial fines. The rules regarding tree removal differ from council to council, but Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) and Local Environment Plans (LEPs) guide many of. The same laws covering tree removal in Sydney also apply to pruning in most cases as well, especially in the Greater Sydney area. Most councils will have a height restriction on average 5 meters with a trunk diameter of mm and crown spread of 4 meters.
The main document is the LEP (Local Environmental Plan) devised by the state for each council and each council has DCP (Development Control Plan) which contains each councils plans for trees what can and can’t be done and exempt trees Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins. Tree work includes activities such as lopping, pruning, thinning, felling and removal of trees.
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Jul 01, In NSW legislation largely regulates the planting, pruning, destruction and removal of trees and plants and also deals with some of the disputes.
The overall aim, wherever possible, is to conserve vegetation, especially in the urban environment. In rural areas, the threat of bushfires is also taken into account. Remove or prune a tree that is 4 or more metres in height and/or has a crown spread of more than 4 metres.
Remove or prune any mallee formed Eucalyptus species, irrespective of size. Clear natural vegetation or regenerating indigenous vegetation including shrubs and ground layer vegetation.
Tree is in a bush fire zone.
You can just cut down the trees. If the vegetation exists within 10 meters of a prescribed stream, the 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Entitlement Area rule does not apply. You are not allowed to clear vegetation based on these areas. Neither are you allowed to clear vegetation that are within a heritage stumpdelimbing.barted Reading Time: 6 mins.
As a general rule of thumb you can remove a tree in Sydney without council approval when: 1. The tree is dead stumpdelimbing.barted Reading Time: 4 mins.