General FAQ About Tree Removal

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General FAQ About Tree Removal

Councils have criteria for assessing trees. Possible valid reasons for removal include:

  • Tree is dead, dying or diseased.
  • Tree is an exempt species (list of these species are usually found on your councils website).
  • Tree presents a danger to people or property.
  • Tree has been planted in an inappropriate location.
  • Ultimate size of the tree is inappropriate for its location.
  • Tree is causing health issues.

Helpful Hints:

  • Non-native trees are not automatically exempt from the application.
  • Most councils refer to the tree removal form as a “DA”.
  • Ensure all people listed on the title of the property sign the DA.
  • Ensure you tell the council if there is any reason prohibiting property access (dogs, locked gates, etc) as council generally don’t make appointments.
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