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Listed below are the forms required for each council preservation requirements, please select your council to download the appropriate form.

  • Woollahra Council

    Woollahra Council

    Woollahra Council Tree Preservation Order

    Priority Tree Services provide amongst other tree care services, stump grinding, tree removal and tree pruning (sometimes referred to as tree lopping), as well as consultancy by qualified arborists within the Woollahra Council area. Woollahra Council covers the following suburbs:

    Bellevue Hill Paddington Vaucluse Heights
    Darling Point Point Piper Watsons Bay
    Diamond Bay Rose Bay Woollahra
    Double Bay Rose Bay North
    Edgecliff Vaucluse

    Below is a brief overview of the Tree Preservation Order within Woollahra Council. Please note this document should be used as a guide only.

    To view complete Tree Preservation Order for this council please CLICK HERE.

    Woollahra Councils Tree Preservation Order allows for the following work to be carried out without consent or permission:

    1. The tree is “Dead”
    2. The tree is “Dangerous”, posing an imminent danger to property or life. (Level 5 Arborist report must be provided prior to removal)
    3. Pruning of dead branches from a tree
    4. Selective pruning of branches no larger than 50mm diameter at the nearest branch collar or junction to clear a roof, an external face of a building and powerline clearance.
    5. The seasonal pruning of a fruit tree or tree grown for the purpose of citrus and stone fruit
    6. The tree is of a species that has been declared a noxious plant under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 as prescribed for Woollahra Local Government area.
    7. The tree is required to be removed by an emergency service or council because it poses or will pose a significant threat to access in an emergency.

    Exempt tree species within Woollahra Council are as follows:

    African Olive Olea europea var. africana
    Cocos Palm Syagrus romanzoffianum
    Honey Locust Gleditsia triacanthos
    Large Leaf Privet Ligustrum lucidum and cvs.
    Leyland Cypress Cupressocyparis leylandii
    Norfolk Is. Hibiscus Lagunaria patersonii
    Rubber Tree Ficus elastica
    Small Leaf Privet Ligustrum sinense
    Tree of Heaven Ailanthus altissima
    Umbrella Tree Schefflera actinophylla
    Willow Salix spp
    The following species if less than 10 meters
    Poplar Populus spp
    Coral Trees Erythrina spp.
    Hackberry Celtis spp.
    Camphor Laurel Cinnamomum camphora

    Note:
    Where the exemption provision contained in this clause are applicable for trees greater than 10m in height, written notification to council of intention to carry out tree works is required seven days prior to the work being undertaken.

    The Tree Preservation Order exemption list does not apply to the following:

    1. Any tree with a diameter spread of branches greater than 3m or with a height greater than 5m, irrespective of the spread of branches.
    2. Any bushland vegetation irrespective of size.
    3. Any tree or plant, irrespective of size, listed in a register of significant or heritage trees adopted by Council at any time.
    4. Any pruning of roots greater than 50mm diameter. required where:
      (a) The tree is “Dead”; (Ensure the tree is not leafless because it is a deciduous tree)
      (b) The tree is “Dangerous”, posing an imminent danger to property or life.


    Tree Preservation Order – click here

    Application Form – click here

    Fact Sheet Download –click here

  • Warringah Council

    Warringah Council Tree Preservation Order

     

    Priority Tree Services provide amongst other tree care services, stump grinding, tree removal and tree pruning (sometimes referred to as tree lopping), as well as consultancy by qualified arborists within the Warringah Council area. Warringah Council covers the following suburbs:

    Allambie Heights Dee Why Narraweena
    Beacon Hill Duffys Forest North Balgowlah
    Belrose Forestville North Curl Curl
    Brookvale Frenchs Forest North Manly
    Collaroy Freshwater Oxford Falls
    Cromer Ingleside Queenscliff
    Curl Curl Killarney Heights South Narrabeen
    Davidson Manly Vale Terrey Hills

    Below is a brief overview of the Tree Preservation Order within Warringah Council. Please note this document should be used as a guide only.

    To view complete Tree Preservation Order for this council please CLICK HERE.

    Warringah Councils Tree Preservation Order allows for the following work to be carried out without consent or permission:

    1. Any tree which is dead.
    2. The tree is declared by a qualified arborist to be an imminent danger to property or life.
    3. Any tree with a height less than five metres and with a foliage crown spread of less than ten metres.
    4. Pruning of tree branches and foliage which cause the reduction of no more than 10% of the air space occupied by the branches and foliage.
    5. Any tree identified for removal in a development consent, but only if removal occurs after the construction certificate has been issued in relation to that land use.

    Exempt tree species within Warringah Council are as follows:

    Acacia baileyana Cootamundra Wattle
    Acacia saligna W A Glory Wattle
    Albizia lophantha Crested Wattle
    Ailanthus altissima Tree of Heaven
    Araucaria bidwillii Bunya Bunya Pine
    Brachychiton acerifolius Illawarra Flame
    Cassia spp Cassia
    Chamaecyparis spp Cypress Pine
    Cinnamomum camphora Camphor Laurel
    Cotoneaster glaucophyllus Cotoneaster
    Cupressus spp Cypress Pine
    Erythrina spp Coral Tree
    Ficus benjamina Weeping Fig
    Ficus elastica Rubber Tree
    Gleditsia triacanthos Honey Locust
    Grevillea robusta Silky Oak
    Harpephyllum caffrum Kaffir Plum
    Lagunaria atersonii Norfolk Island Hibiscus
    Liquidambar styraciflua Liquidambar
    Morus spp Mulberry
    Olea africana Wild Olive
    Persea gratissima Avocado
    Populus spp Poplars
    Pyracantha angustifolia Orange Fire Thorn
    Raphiolepis indica Indian Hawthorn
    Robina pseudoacacia Black Locust
    Salix babylonica Weeping Willow
    Schefflera actinophylla Umbrella Tree
    Syagrus romanzoffiana Cocos Palm

    The Tree Preservation Order exemption list does not apply to the following:

    1. Trees within a State Forest
    2. Trees in a National park
    3. Plants declared to be noxious weeds (see TPO for full details)
    4. Any trees which are part of councils hazard reduction program or required to be removed by the Rural Fire Brigade or to be removed under the Rural Fires Act 1997.
    5. Any tree requiring immediate removal essential for emergency access.
    6. Trees authroised to be removed, trimmed or pruned in accordance with the Environmental planning and Assessment Act 1979.

    Pruning of trees within Warringah Council is allowed where deadwood is being removed from the tree or any species of parasite mistletoe or parasitic plant from any part of a tree is removed.

    Tree Preservation Order – click here

    Application Form – click here

    Fact Sheet Download –click here

  • Canada Bay Council

    Canada Bay Council Tree Preservation Order

    Priority Tree Services provide amongst other tree care services, stump grinding, tree removal and tree pruning (sometimes referred to as tree lopping), as well as consultancy by qualified arborists within the Canada Bay Council area. Canada Bay Council covers the following suburbs:

    Abbotsford Concord West Rhodes
    Breakfast Point Drummoyne Rodd Point
    Cabarita Five Dock Russell Lea
    Canada Bay Liberty Grove Strathfield
    Chiswick Mortlake Wareemba
    Concord North Strathfield

    Below is a brief overview of the Tree Preservation Order within Canada Bay Council. Please note this document should be used as a guide only.

    To view complete Tree Preservation Order for this council please CLICK HERE.

    Canada Bay Councils Tree Preservation Order allows for the following work to be carried out without consent or permission:

    1. The tree was dead or that the works were limited to the removal of dead branches;
    2. The tree is a declared noxious weed in the local government area of the City of Canada Bay under the Noxious Weed Act 1993.
    3. Pruning of limbs to 500mm from domestic service leads as specified by Energy Australia, provided that the works were carried out by a qualified or experienced Arborist or Tree surgeon, in accordance with the Australian Standards for the Pruning of Amenity Trees AS 4373-1996.
    4. Emergency Works- any works carried out by Council, the State Emergency Services, the Rural Fire Service of NSW, or a public authority in response to an emergency;
    5. Works carried out by State and Federal Government departments or Authorities under current legislative requirements; or carried out by Council or its agents.
    6. A fruit tree grown for the purposes of fruit or fodder production except Acmena spp (Lilly Pilly), Syzygium spp (Lilly Pilly) or Elaeocarpus spp (Blueberry Ash).
    7. Cinnamomum camphora (Camphor Laurel) or Liquidamber styraciflua (Liquidambar) where the outside edge of the trunk of such tree is located within 3 metres of any single storey dwelling (not being an out building eg. Garage, carport, shed, etc)

    Exempt tree species within Canada Bay Council are as follows:

    African olive Olea Africana
    Bamboo Bambusa spp
    Coral Tree Erythrina crista-galli
    Evergreen Alder Alnus jorullensis
    Indian Coral Erythrina x sykesii
    Oleander Nerium oleander
    Poplar Populus spp
    Privet Ligustrum spp
    Queen / Cocos Palm Syagrus romanzoffianum
    Rhus Tree Toxicodendron spp
    Rubber Tree Ficus elastica
    Sugarberry Celtris occidentalis
    Umbrella Trees Schefflera spp
    Willow Salix spp

    The Tree Preservation Order exemption list does not apply to the following:

    1. The tree has a height of, or greater than, four (4) metres;
    2. The tree has a trunk girth of, or greater than, 500mm at any point; or
    3. The tree is a cycad or mangrove, irrespective of its dimensions, except with the express written consent of the Council.

    Tree Preservation Order – click here

    Application Form – click here

    Fact Sheet Download –click here

  • City of Sydney

    City of Sydney Council Tree Preservation Order

    Priority Tree Services provide amongst other tree care services, stump grinding, tree removal and tree pruning (sometimes referred to as tree lopping), as well as consultancy by qualified arborists within the City of Sydney Council area. City of Sydney Council covers the following suburbs:

    Annandale (parts) Erskineville Redfern
    Alexandria Eveleigh The Rocks
    Barangaroo Forest Lodge Rushcutters Bay (parts)
    Beaconsfield Glebe St Peters (parts)
    Camperdown Haymarket Surry Hills
    Centennial Park (parts) Millers Point Sydney
    Chippendale Moore Park Ultimo
    Darlinghurst Newtown (parts) Waterloo
    Darlington Paddington (parts) Woolloomooloo
    Dawes Point Potts Point Zetland
    Elizabeth Bay (parts) Pyrmont

    Below is a brief overview of the Tree Preservation Order within City of Sydney Council. Please note this document should be used as a guide only.

    To view complete Tree Preservation Order for this council please CLICK HERE.

    City of Sydney Councils Tree Preservation Order allows for the following work to be carried out without consent or permission:

    1. Removal of a dead/dying or dangerous tree
    2. Work carried out on a tree by the Council, State Emergency Services or a person acting on either of their behalf in response to an emergency.
    3. Removal or pruning in accordance with AS4373 Pruning of Amenity Trees to allow electricity supply.
    4. Removal of pruning in accordance with AS4373 Pruning of Amenity Trees to provide 0.5 metre clearance of insulated electricity supply cables.
    5. Tree pruning or removal approved by a current Development Consent issued by the City.
    6. Control, removal and eradication of any species declared a noxious plant within the City under the Noxious Weeds Act, 1993.

    Exempt tree species within City of Sydney Council are as follows:

    African Olive Olea europaea var. Africana
    Banana Musa spp
    Camphor Laurel Cinnamomum camphora *
    Celtis/Hackbery Celtis spp. *
    Citrus Species (All varieties)
    Cocos Palm Syagrus romanzoffianum
    Cotoneaster Cotoneaster glaucophyllus
    Cootamundra Wattle Acacia baileyana
    Coral Tree Erythrina x sykesii *
    Evergreen Alder Alnus jorullensis
    False Acacia (not cvs) Robinia pseudacacia
    Liquidambar Liquidambar styraciflua *
    Loquat Eriobotrya japonica
    Mulberry Morus spp
    Norfolk Island Hibiscus Lagunaria atersonii
    Oleander Nerium oleander
    Privet Ligustrum spp
    Rhus Tree Toxicodendron succedaneum
    Rubber Tree Ficus elastica
    Tree of Heaven Ailanthus altissima
    Wild Honey Locust Gleditsia triacanthos
    Castor Oil Plant Ricinus communis
    Willows Salix spp.

    *Only if height is less than 10.0 metres and diameter at 1 metre less than 300mm

    The Tree Preservation Order exemption list does not apply to the following:

    1. Any tree with a height equal to or exceeding five metres
    2. A single trunk species, a trunk circumference of 300mm at a height of one metre above ground level
    3. A multi-trunk species, a trunk circumference exceeding 100mm at a height of one metre above ground level

    Tree Preservation Order – click here

    Application Form – click here

    Fact Sheet Download –click here

  • Holroyd Council

    Holroyd City Council Tree Preservation Order

    Priority Tree Services provide amongst other tree care services, stump grinding, tree removal and tree pruning (sometimes referred to as tree lopping), as well as consultancy by qualified arborists within the Holroyd City Council area. Holroyd City Council covers the following suburbs:

    Girraween Mays Hill Wentworthville
    Granville Merrylands Toongabbie
    Greystanes Merrylands West Wentworthville
    Guildford Parramatta Westmead
    Guildford West Pemulwuy Yennora
    Harris Park Pendle Hill
    Holroyd Smithfield South

    Below is a brief overview of the Tree Preservation Order within Holroyd City Council. Please note this document should be used as a guide only.

    To view complete Tree Preservation Order for this council please CLICK HERE.

    Holroyd City Councils Tree Preservation Order allows for the following work to be carried out without consent or permission:

    1. Removal of dead trees
    2. Pruning of dead wood or dead palm fronds and vegetation overhanging pedestrian walkways to a height of 2.4m above the walkway.
    3. Pruning work specifically for the purpose of improving a tree’s health. See full TPO for details.
    4. Thinning of a tree’s canopy, removing a specific overhanging branch and reducing a tree’s vigour, spread, or its height, all which are required to meet the Australian Standard AS4373 Pruning of Amenity Trees.

    Exempt tree species within Holroyd City Council are as follows:

    Bamboo Bambusa spp.
    Broad-leaf Privet Ligustrum lucidum
    Cocos Palm Syagrus romanzoffianum
    Coral Tree Erythrina spp.
    Fruit Trees (see TPO for details)
    Rhus Tree Rhus succedanea
    Rubber Tree Ficus elastica
    Small-leaf Privet Ligustrum sinense
    Umbrella Tree Schefflera actinophylla
    Weeping willow Saliz babylonica

    The Tree Preservation Order exemption list does not apply to the following:

    1. Removing or pruning a tree with a height greater than 3.6m.
    2. Thinning of a tree’s canopy.
    3. Removing a specific overhanging branch and reducing a tree’s vigour spread, or its height, all which are required to meet the Australian Standard AS4373 Pruning of Amenity Trees.
    4. Actions causing damage to the tree’s trunk, including drilling or boring, other than for the purpose of pest treatment or hazard assessment by a qualified professional

    Tree Preservation Order – click here

    Application Form – click here

    Fact Sheet Download –click here

  • Hornsby Council

    Hornsby Shire Council Tree Preservation Order

    Priority Tree Services provide amongst other tree care services stump grinding, tree removal and tree pruning (sometimes referred to as tree lopping), as well as consultancy by qualified arborists within the Hornsby Council area. Hornsby Council covers the following suburbs:

    Arcadia Dangar Island Milsons Passage
    Asquith Dural Mt Colah
    Beecroft Eastwood Mt Kuring-gai
    Berowra Epping Normanhurst
    Berowra Heights Fiddletown North Epping
    Berowra Waters Forest Glen Pennant Hills
    Berrilee Galston Thornleigh
    Brooklyn Glenhaven Wahroonga
    Candelands Glenorie Waitara
    Carlingford Hornsby Westleigh
    Castle Hill Hornsby Heights West Pennant Hills
    Cheltenham Laughtondale Wisemans Ferry
    Cherrybrook Maroota
    Cowan Middle Dural

    Below is a brief overview of the Tree Preservation Order within Hornsby Shire Council. Please note this document should be used as a guide only.

    To view complete Tree Preservation Order for this council please CLICK HERE.

    Hornsby Shire Councils Tree Preservation Order allows for the following work to be carried out without consent or permission:

    1. Remove a tree less than three metres in height
    2. Remove a dead tree
    3. Remove a tree within three metres of the foundation walls of an approved building or in-ground pool
    4. Remove a declared noxious weed
    5. Prune a tree according to AS 4373 (Australian Standard – Pruning Amenity Trees) by less than 10% of the foliage area within a period of not less than twelve (12) months since any prior pruning (see “pruning trees”)
    6. Remove any tree harbouring fruit fly or grown for its edible fruit

    Exempt tree species within Hornsby Shire Council are as follows:

    Broad-leafed privet Ligustrum lucidum
    Camphor laurel Cinnamomum camphora
    Coral Tree Erythina x sykesii
    Cotoneaster Cotoneaster spp.
    Narrow-leafed privet Ligustrum sinese
    Poplar Poulus spp.
    Rubber tree Ficus elastic
    Sweet pittosporum Pittosporum undulatum
    Willow Salix babylonica

    The Tree Preservation Order exemption list does not apply to the following:

    1. Any tree greater than three metres in height.
    2. Pruning of a tree by greater than 10 percent of the foliage area.
    3. Substantially altering the soil level around the trunk or within three metres of the trunk of a tree.
    4. Removing any trees not otherwise listed in the exempt species table (provided any tree/trees of these species are not identified as a Heritage item within Hornsby Shire).
    5. Removing a palm tree.
    6. Tree listed on the STR (Significant Tree Register)

    Council may consider granting consent to remove a tree where:

    1. A tree is considered by Council to be dying, dangerous or diseased.
    2. A tree is causing or likely to cause substantial property damage to houses, buildings, etc.
    3. A tree is substantially misshapen or causing substantial over-shadowing.

    Tree Preservation Order – click here

    Application Form – click here

    Fact Sheet Download –click here

  • Hunters Hill Council

    Hunters Hill Council Tree Preservation Order

    Priority Tree Services provide amongst other tree care services, stump grinding, tree removal and tree pruning (sometimes referred to as tree lopping), as well as consultancy by qualified arborists within the Hunters Hill Council area. Hunters Hill Council covers the following suburbs:

    Gladesville Huntleys Cove Hunters Hill
    Henley Huntleys Point Woolwich

    Below is a brief overview of the Tree Preservation Order within Hunters Hill Council. Please note this document should be used as a guide only.

    To view complete Tree Preservation Order for this council please CLICK HERE.

    Hunters Hill Councils Tree Preservation Order allows for the following work to be carried out without consent or permission:

    1. Removal of trees with a height less than 3.5 metres and a trunk less than 300mm in circumference measured at 1 metre above ground level.

    Exempt tree species within Hunters Hill Council are as follows:

    Broad-leafed privet Ligustrum lucidum
    Rhus Tree Rhus succedanea
    Small-leaf Privet Ligustrum sinense

    The Tree Preservation Order exemption list does not apply to the following:

    1. Having a height greater than 3.5 metres of a trunk greater than 300mm in circumference measured at 1 metre above ground level

    Tree Preservation Order – click here

    Application Form – click here

    Fact Sheet Download –click here

  • Kuringai Council

    Ku-ring-gai Council Tree Preservation Order

    Priority Tree Services provide amongst other tree care services, stump grinding, tree removal and tree pruning (sometimes referred to as tree lopping), as well as consultancy by qualified arborists within the Ku-ring-gai Council area. Ku-ring-gai Council covers the following suburbs:

    East Killara North Wahroonga South Turramurra
    East Lindfield Pymble Turramurra
    Gordon Roseville Wahroonga
    Killara Roseville Chase Warrawee
    Lindfield St Ives West Pymble
    North Turramurra St Ives Chase

    Below is a brief overview of the Tree Preservation Order within Ku-ring-ga Council. Please note this document should be used as a guide only.

    To view complete Tree Preservation Order for this council please CLICK HERE.

    Ku-ring-gai Councils Tree Preservation Order allows for the following work to be carried out without consent or permission:

    1. Removal of completely dead trees and dead branches.
    2. Removal of tree branches which directly overhanging roof of a residents or commercial building may be pruned back to nearest branch junction or collar to clear the roofline.
    3. Trees within 3.0 metres of an existing dwelling, measured from centre of trunk at ground level to external walls of building. The trunk of the tree has to be located on same property. (see TPO for conditions)
    4. Branches and trees within 0.5 metres of these lines. (exemption applies to tree branches not trunks).
    5. Tree works undertaken by Council or Council’s authorised agents on Council owned land.
    6. Trees approved for removal under development consents once the Construction Certificate has been released.
    7. Pruning of trees where:
      • Branches pruned are not more than 50mm in diameter
      • Roots pruned are not more than 30mm in diameter
      • Pruning is consistent with the Australian Standard for Pruning of Amenity Trees (AS 4373-2007)

    Exempt tree species within Ku-ring-gai Council are as follows:

    Wreat Wattle Acacia saligna,Golden
    Box Elder Acer negundo
    Tree of Heaven Ailanthus altissima
    Evergreen Alder Alnus jorullensis
    Camphor Laurel except where 15m in height or greater, Cinnamomum camphora
    Nettle tree Celtis sp.Celtis
    Cocos Palm Aracastrum romanzoffianum
    Loquat Eriobotrya japonica
    Coral Tree Erythrina x sykesii
    Cockscomb Coral Tree Erythrina crista − galli
    Rubber Tree Ficus elastica
    Small and large Leaved Privet Ligustrum species
    Liquidambar (with a height less than 12m) Liquidambar styracifolia
    African Olive Olea europa subsp. “Africana”
    Lombardy Poplar Populous nigra italica
    Black Locust Robinia pseudoacacia
    Willows Salix sp
    Umbrella Tree Schefflera sp
    Rhus Toxiocodendron succedaneum

    The Tree Preservation Order exemption list does not apply to the following:

    The exemptions under this order do not apply to trees which are or form part of a heritage item. Tree Preservation Order – click here

    Application Form – click here

    Fact Sheet Download –click here

  • Lane Cove Council

    Lane Cove Council

    Lane Cove Council Tree Preservation Order

    Priority Tree Services provide amongst other tree care services, stump grinding, tree removal and tree pruning (sometimes referred to as tree lopping), as well as consultancy by qualified arborists within the Lane Cove Council area. Lane Cove Council covers the following suburbs:

    Artarmon Greenwich Point Osborne Park
    Blaxslands Corner Lane Cove Riverview
    Chatswood West Linley Point St Leonards
    Crows Nest Longueville Tambourine Bay
    Gore Hill North Lane Cove West Lane Cove
    Greenwich Northwood Wollstonecraft

    Below is a brief overview of the Tree Preservation Order within Lane Cove Council. Please note this document should be used as a guide only.

    To view complete Tree Preservation Order for this council please CLICK HERE.

    Lane Cove Councils Tree Preservation Order allows for the following work to be carried out without consent or permission:

    1. All trees less than 4 metres in height and a trunk diameter less than 150mm
    2. Pruning of dead branches
    3. Pruning of branches that are within 2 metres of electric powerlines
    4. Pruning and removal of fruit trees and flowering fruit trees (Prunus sp, Malus sp, Citrus sp)
    5. Pruning and reshaping of Cypress Pines not greater than 10% of whole canopy
    6. Pruning and removal of Crepe Myrtle with a height less than 6m.
    7. Tree species that have been declared a noxious plant for the Lane Cove Municipality under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993

    Exempt tree species within Lane Cove Council are as follows:

    African Olive Olea africana
    Cocos Palm Syagrus romanzoffianum
    Cotoneaster Cotoneaster spp
    Crepe Myrtle Lagerstroemia indica
    Rubber Tree Ficus elastic
    Tree of Heaven Ailanthus altissima
    Umbrella Tree Schefflera actinophylla

    The Tree Preservation Order exemption list does not apply to the following:

    1. Any tree, whether indigenous, or exotic which has
      i) a height exceeding 4 metres, and
      ii) a trunk diameter greater than 150mm (measured at 1 metre above the ground).
    2. Trees in bushland which are not subject to an approved plan of management.

    This Tree Preservation Order prohibits the ringbarking, cutting down, topping, lopping, removing, injuring or wilful destruction of any tree within the local government area of Lane Cove having a height greater than 4 metres and a diameter greater than 150 millimetres (measured at 1 metre above the ground) excepting where the consent of Council is first obtained.

    Tree Preservation Order – click here

    Application Form – click here

    Fact Sheet Download – click here

  • Mosman Council

    Mosman Council Tree Preservation Order

    Priority Tree Services provide amongst other tree care services, stump grinding, tree removal and tree pruning (sometimes referred to as tree lopping), as well as consultancy by qualified arborists within the Mosman Council area. Mosman Council covers the following suburbs:

    Balmoral Clifton Gardens Mosman
    Beauty Point Cremorne Pearl Bay
    Bradleys Head Cremorne Junction Sirius Cove
    Chinamans Beach Georges Heights Spit Junction
    Chowder Bay Middle Head The Spit

    Below is a brief overview of the Tree Preservation Order within Mosman Shire Council. Please note this document should be used as a guide only.

    To view complete Tree Preservation Order for this council please CLICK HERE.

    Mosman Councils Tree Preservation Order allows for the following work to be carried out without consent or permission:

    1. Prune or remove a tree or shrub less than 5 metres in height (or in the case of heritage conservation areas, less than 2 metres in height); or which has a circumference of less than 450 millimetres measured 300 millimetres above ground level.
    2. Remove dead trees or dead wood from trees
    3. Prune or remove a tree that has been declared a noxious plant under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993.
    4. Remove a tree that poses an imminent hazard to a person or property and there has been visual and written evidence recorded by a qualified professional arborist which justifies the action taken.
    5. Prune or remove any tree that is harbouring fruit fly as confirmed and recorded in writing by a suitably qualified professional.

    Exempt tree species within Mosman Council are as follows:

    Broad-leafed Privet Ligustrum lucidum
    Camphor Laurel (height <10m) Cinnamomum camphora
    Citrus Trees Citrus spp.
    Cotoneaster Cotoneaster glaucophyllus
    Hackberry (height<10m) Celtis australis.
    Hibiscus Hibiscus spp.
    Mulberry Morus spp
    Narrow-leafed Privet Ligustrum chinense
    Paw Paw Carica papaya
    Prunus Prunus spp.
    Rubber Tree Ficus elastica
    Umbrella Tree Schefflera actinophylla
    Wild Olive Olea africana
    Willow Salix babylonica

    The Tree Preservation Order exemption list does not apply to the following:

    1. Any tree that has a height of 5 metres or more (or in the case of heritage conservation areas are 2 metres or more in height).
    2. Any tree with a circumference of 450 millimetres or more measured 300 millimetres above ground level.
    3. Any tree ferns (Cyathea australis & Cyathea cooperi) with a height of 2 metres or more.
    4. All vegetation (dead or alive) on Council Land.

    Tree Preservation Order – click here

    Application Form – click here

    Fact Sheet Download – click here

  • Mosman Council

    Mosman Council Tree Preservation Order

    Priority Tree Services provide amongst other tree care services, stump grinding, tree removal and tree pruning (sometimes referred to as tree lopping), as well as consultancy by qualified arborists within the Mosman Council area. Mosman Council covers the following suburbs:

    Balmoral Clifton Gardens Mosman
    Beauty Point Cremorne Pearl Bay
    Bradleys Head Cremorne Junction Sirius Cove
    Chinamans Beach Georges Heights Spit Junction
    Chowder Bay Middle Head The Spit

    Below is a brief overview of the Tree Preservation Order within Mosman Shire Council. Please note this document should be used as a guide only.

    To view complete Tree Preservation Order for this council please CLICK HERE.

    Mosman Councils Tree Preservation Order allows for the following work to be carried out without consent or permission:

    1. Prune or remove a tree or shrub less than 5 metres in height (or in the case of heritage conservation areas, less than 2 metres in height); or which has a circumference of less than 450 millimetres measured 300 millimetres above ground level.
    2. Remove dead trees or dead wood from trees
    3. Prune or remove a tree that has been declared a noxious plant under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993.
    4. Remove a tree that poses an imminent hazard to a person or property and there has been visual and written evidence recorded by a qualified professional arborist which justifies the action taken.
    5. Prune or remove any tree that is harbouring fruit fly as confirmed and recorded in writing by a suitably qualified professional.

    Exempt tree species within Mosman Council are as follows:

    Broad-leafed Privet Ligustrum lucidum
    Camphor Laurel (height <10m) Cinnamomum camphora
    Citrus Trees Citrus spp.
    Cotoneaster Cotoneaster glaucophyllus
    Hackberry (height<10m) Celtis australis.
    Hibiscus Hibiscus spp.
    Mulberry Morus spp
    Narrow-leafed Privet Ligustrum chinense
    Paw Paw Carica papaya
    Prunus Prunus spp.
    Rubber Tree Ficus elastica
    Umbrella Tree Schefflera actinophylla
    Wild Olive Olea africana
    Willow Salix babylonica

    The Tree Preservation Order exemption list does not apply to the following:

    1. Any tree that has a height of 5 metres or more (or in the case of heritage conservation areas are 2 metres or more in height).
    2. Any tree with a circumference of 450 millimetres or more measured 300 millimetres above ground level.
    3. Any tree ferns (Cyathea australis & Cyathea cooperi) with a height of 2 metres or more.
    4. All vegetation (dead or alive) on Council Land.

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  • Parramatta City Council

    Parramatta City Council Tree Preservation Order

    Priority Tree Services provide amongst other tree care services, stump grinding, tree removal and tree pruning (sometimes referred to as tree lopping), as well as consultancy by qualified arborists within the Parramatta City Council area. Parramatta City Council covers the following suburbs:

    Camelia Granville Pendle Hill
    Carlingford Guildford Rosehill
    Chester Hill Harris Park Rydlemere
    Clyde Melrose park South Granville
    Constitution Hill Merrylands Telopea
    Dundas North Parramatta Toongabbie
    Dundas Valley Northmead Wentworthville
    Eastwood Oatlands Westmead
    Ermington Parramatta

    Below is a brief overview of the Tree Preservation Order within Parramatta City Council. Please note this document should be used as a guide only.

    To view complete Tree Preservation Order for this council please CLICK HERE.

    Parramatta City Councils Tree Preservation Order allows for the following work to be carried out without consent or permission:

    1. Removal of a tree which is dead or the removal of dead branches;
    2. Removal of a species that has been declared a noxious plant under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993;
    3. Removal of a species referred to in the Order’s List of Unsuitable Trees (listed below);
    4. Removal of a species Populus spp. – Poplar, Salix spp. – Willow, Cinnamomum camphora – Camphor Laurel and Liquidambar styraciflua of such tree is located within 5 metres of any sewer, single storey dwelling or commercial building (not being an out building)* (*see TPO for specifications)
    5. Removal of a fruit tree or tree grown for the purpose of fruit or fodder production except Acmena spp. – Lilly Pilly, Syzygium spp. – Lilly Pilly and Elaeocarpus spp. – Blueberry Ash;
    6. Any tree on public land as defined as ‘Bushland’ by State Environmental Planning Policy No 19 (see TPO for specifications)
    7. Any species of mistletoe or parasitic plant being removed from any part of a tree to ameliorate the affects upon the tree of such a parasite.

    Exempt tree species within Parramatta City Council are as follows:

     African Olive Olea europea var. Africana
     Brazilian Mastic Schinus terebinthifolius
     Cocos Palm Syagrus romanzoffianum
     Cootamundra Wattle Acacia baileyana
     Coral Trees Erythrina spp.
     Crested Wattle Albizia lopantha
     False Acacia Robinia pseudoacacia
     Honey Locust Gleditsia triacanthos
     Large Leaf Privet Ligustrum lucidum
     Norfolk Is. Hibiscus Lagunaria patersonii
     Rubber Tree Ficus elastica
     Small Leaf Privet Ligustrum sinense
     Tree of Heaven Ailanthus altissima
     Umbrella Tree Schefflera actinophylla
     Wattle Acacia salignus
     White Cedar Melia azedarach

    The Tree Preservation Order exemption list does not apply to the following:

    1. Any tree or palm, whether indigenous, endemic, exotic or introduced species which has a height equal to or exceeding 5 metres, not being a cycad palm or mangrove
    2. Any cycad or mangrove irrespective of dimensions, or
    3. Any bushland.

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  • Pittwater City Council

    Pittwater Council Tree Preservation Order

    Priority Tree Services provide amongst other tree care services, stump grinding, tree removal and tree pruning (sometimes referred to as tree lopping), as well as consultancy by qualified arborists within the Pittwater Council area. Pittwater Council covers the following suburbs:

    Avalon Elanora Heights Narrabeen North
    Bayview Elvina Bay Newport
    Bilgola Ingleside Palm Beach
    Careel Bay Lovett Bay Scotland Island
    Church Point Mackerel Beach Warriewood
    Clarville Morning Bay Whale Beach
    Coasters Retreat Mona Vale

    Below is a brief overview of the Tree Preservation Order within Pittwater Council. Please note this document should be used as a guide only.

    To view complete Tree Preservation Order for this council please CLICK HERE.

    Pittwater Councils Tree Preservation Order allows for the following work to be carried out without consent or permission:

    1. Remove a declared noxious weed or tree listed in the exempt species table.
    2. Prune a tree by up to 10% of the foliage area within a period of not less than 12 months since any prior pruning
    3. Remove any tree harbouring fruit fly or grown for its edible frui, except Acmena, Syzigium and Elaeocarpus species.
    4. Tree works of which an order or permit has been issued under the Rural Fires Act 1997.

    Exempt tree species within Hornsby Shire Council are as follows:

     African Olive Olea europaea africana
     Box Elder Acer negundo
     Brazilian Mastic Schinus terebinthifolius
     Bunya Bunya Pine Araucaria bidwillii
     Camphor Laurel Cinnamoinum camphora
     Cocos Palm Arecastrum romanzoffianum
     Cootamundra Wattle Acacia baileyana
     Coral Tree Eryfhrina spp
     Crested Wattle Paraserianthes lophantha
     Cypress Pine Cupressus spp
     Evergreen Alder Alnus jorullensis
     False Acacia Robinia pseudoacacia
     Golden Wreath Wattle Acacia saligna
     lllawarra Flame Brachychiton acerifolium
     Kaffir Plum Harpephyllum cuffruin
     Leighton’s Green Cypress Cupressocyparis leylandii
     Liquidambar Liquidambar styraciflua
     Mirror Plant Coprosma repens
     Norfolk Island Hibiscus Lagunaria patersonii
     Oleander Nerium oleander
     Palms other than Livistona australis
     Rubber Tree Ficus elastica
     Tree of Heaven Ailanthus altissima
     Umbrella Tree Schefflera actinophylia
     Weeping Fig Ficus benjamina
      Honey Locust Gleditsia triacanthos

    The Tree Preservation Order exemption list does not apply to the following:

    1. Any tree or shrub, whether endemic, exotic or introduced species larger than 3 metres in height or a canopy spread greater than 5 metres.
    2. Any mangrove irrespective of dimensions or cycad
    3. Pruning a tree by greater than 10% of the foliage area
    4. Removing any tree not otherwise listed in the exempt species table
    5. Substantially altering the soil level around the trunk or within three (3) meters of the trunk of a tree.

    Council MAY consider granting consent to remove a tree where:

    1. A tree is diseased or dying,
    2. A tree is causing, or is likely to cause substantial property damage (to houses building etc).
    3. A tree is significantly misshapen or causing substantial overshadowing.

    Tree Preservation Order – click here

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  • Ryde Council

    Ryde City Council Tree Preservation Order

    Priority Tree Services provide amongst other tree care services, stump grinding, tree removal and tree pruning (sometimes referred to as tree lopping), as well as consultancy by qualified arborists within the Ryde City Council area. Ryde City Council covers the following suburbs:

    Chatswood West Eastwood Melrose Park
    Denistone Gladesville North Ryde
    Denistone East Macquarie Park Putney
    Denistone West Marsfield Ryde
    East Ryde Meadowbank Tennyson Point
    West Ryde

    Below is a brief overview of the Tree Preservation Order within Ryde City Council. Please note this document should be used as a guide only.

    To view complete Tree Preservation Order for this council please CLICK HERE.

    Ryde City Councils Tree Preservation Order allows for the following work to be carried out without consent or permission: (However, Council must be notified, in writing, a minimum of 7 working days prior to the proposed commencement of works. A “Notice of Intent” form is available, from Council’s Customer service locations including the Internet site, for this advice to Council. Works should not commence until receipt of the written permit from Council).Trees that are within 3m of an approved detached building and any associated building, as measured from the outside of the tree, at 1.4m from the ground.

    1. The removal of dead or dying tree/s, as long as the trees are not a threatened species habitat.
    2. Tree(s) posing an immediate danger, e.g. after a storm.
    3. Tree(s) that have been declared noxious weeds in the local government area of the City of Ryde under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 or an undesirable species
    4. Tree(s) that require pruning in accordance with the Electricity Supply Act 1995 and
    5. the Electricity Supply (General) Regulation 2001.

    Exempt tree species within Ryde City Council are as follows:

     Broad leaved Privet Ligustrum lucidium
     Camphor Laurel Cinnamomum camphora
     Cocos Palms Syagrus romanzoffianum
     Coral Tree Erythrina crista-galli
     Evergreen Alder Alnus jorulensis
     Fruit trees (see TPO for details)
     Indian Coral Erythrina x sykesii
     Liquidambar Liquidambar styraciflua
     Narrow leaf Privet Ligustrum sinense
     Populus spp. Poplars
     Rhus Tree Toxicodendron spp
     Rubber Trees Ficus elastic
     Silky Oak Grevillea robusta
     Wild Olive/African Olive Olea Africana
     Willows Salix species

    The Tree Preservation Order exemption list does not apply to the following:

    1. Any tree, whether on private or public land (land owned or under the care, control and management of the City of Ryde), with a height greater than 5 metres and a trunk circumference of 450mm at 1.4 metres above ground level.
    2. Native vegetation within defined “Urban Bushland” (refer to map).
    3. Trees which are prominent or have landmark qualities due to their height, size, position and age.
    4. Trees which are part of an important wildlife habitat, refuge or corridor.
    5. Native bushland subject to controls under State Environmental Planning Policy 19.
    6. Trees on the City of Ryde Significant Tree Register.

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