Tree pruning

Our Tree Management Unit is responsible for the pruning of all trees in public areas including parks and reserves, nature strips and street trees.

We undertake a regular tree maintenance program on all public trees.

We do not prune trees on private properties.


Pruning public trees by residents

We do not authorise residents to perform any pruning works on public trees.

It is an offence for residents to prune these trees.

Should you be concerned about any tree and believe it needs maintenance, please let us know.

One of our Council arborists will then inspect the tree and discuss the appropriate pruning requirements with you.


Trees in powerlines

Trees growing on public land that are growing too close to power lines can only be pruned by Council staff or our contractors.

If trees are growing close to the power lines and are on your property, you will need to contact your electricity provider for further information.


Overhanging trees

Overhanging foliage or branches from private properties can be a problem for anyone using our footpaths, nature strips, roads and laneways.

When we receive a complaint about trees and shrubs that encroach from private property we inspect the property.

We will send a 'Notice of Compliance' to the property owners if there is a breach involving overhanging foliage. 

Residents are responsible for trees and shrubs that encroach from their private land. If you require pruning works to be done you will need to engage a private company to complete the work.


Tree pruning issues between neighbours

Council does not get involved in issues of trees and shrubs overhanging other privately owned property.

If an agreement cannot be met between residents you may try:






Page last updated: Monday, 6 May 2019

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