Skip to Display Options Skip to Main Content
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Get the facts from the NSW Government. View Council's response to COVID-19 and the impact to services and facilities.
Aboriginal Acknowledgement A -  |  A +
Skip Navigation Links Home : : My Property : : Neighbours and Property Issues : : Trees on Public Land

Email Link   Trees on Public Land

Trees in parks, gardens and reserves (Council managed land)

Council is responsible for the management and maintenance of trees on the Shire's street roadsides and those on Council owned land. Good planning, species selection and appropriate maintenance are vital for safe and manageable street, roadside and other trees that will provide aesthetic, physical, environmental and ecological benefits to the community.

Council's objective is to provide reasonable and consistent guidelines to defuse emotive situations that may arise over trees on Council owned land in a fair and consistent manner for our community.

For further information please see Council's Tree Management Guidelines Policy (1.08mB PDF).

To request the removal or pruning of a Council managed tree in a public place e.g. in the road reserve, park or bushland, you must lodge a Customer Service Request by phoning Council on Phone (02) 6670 2400 or Report a Problem. One of our trained officers will attend to inspect the tree(s) based on your concerns and make an assessment under the Tree Management Guidelines. Any deemed necessary works will be done by one of our trained arborists (tree specialist).

Trees on private property

For information in regards to removing a tree from your property please see, Trees on Private Property.

If you are interested in planting trees on your property, see our Native Plants page for guidelines on what species is best suited to your property, and Native Plants for information on what trees and plants will attract local fauna to your property.

Frequently Asked Questions

The tree outside my house is growing into the powerlines, who do I call?

Can I have a tree planted on my nature strip?

If I am worried about a tree on Council controlled property, what can I do about it?

Last Updated: