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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

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