Warringah Council

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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

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