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If you prune a protected tree and you have not asked council for permission first you could land yourself in hot water. The results of which would be a large fine.
Canada Bay council has what’s known as a tree preservation order (TPO) which has all the rules and regulations on tree trimming for Canada Bay council district.
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Canada Bay council do allow for the trimming of trees without council consent.
(a) The tree has a height less than, four (4) metres; (b) The tree has a trunk girth less than, 500mm at any point; or (c) The tree was dead or that the works were limited to the removal of dead branches; (d) The tree was one of the following exempt species (e) The tree is a declared noxious weed in the local government area of the City of Canada Bay under the Noxious Weed Act 1993. (f) The tree works were limited to the maintenance of a minimum clearance of five hundred (500) millimetres from domestic service leads as specified by Energy Australia, provided that the works were carried out by a qualified or experienced Arborist or Tree surgeon, in accordance with the Australian Standards for the Pruning of Amenity Trees AS 4373-1996. Except if the tree is a cycad or mangrove, irrespective of its dimensions, except with the express written consent from the Council. Camphor Laurel or Liquidambar where the outside edge of the trunk of such tree is located within 3 metres of any single storey dwelling (not being an out building eg. Garage, carport, shed, etc). A fruit tree grown for the purposes of fruit or fodder production except Lilly Pilly and Blueberry Ash.
Some local council have what called an exemption list of trees. These are considered a local or national pest and they allow you to prune them without approval. Basically the above rules do not apply and you can prune as you see fit.
We have also listed them below if applicable.
There are many variables that make up cost of tree trimming. Things like height of tree, spread of branches, obstacles, number of branches being trimmed, access and the list goes on….
To get an idea on what tree pruning might cost, check out our tree pruning cost guide.
Certified arborist in Drummoyne and surrounding areas are all well versed on the Australian standards of the pruning of amenity trees.
The standards are outlined here in this document AS 4373:2007 – Pruning of amenity trees
If you go with a contractor that is not a certified tree surgeon with sufficient experience in tree pruning they may end up doing more damage than good.
It is very important that you go about selecting who you hire to prune your tree carefully.
If you don’t, you could end up regretting it with a sub-standard job and your tree looking hacked at.
We are a growing company that aims to provide a quality service that is personal, fair and over-delivers on value and satisfaction.
We want homeowners to be completely satisfied with the job done and the price paid, from a small pruning jobs to a large tree removals. Our aim is to build a repeat and referral business with an unbeatable reputation.
We are committed to the certified arborists we recommend using the method of ‘BEST PRACTICE’. This is a methodology that is accepted as better to any alternatives for commercial or professional tree removal procedures for results that are superior to those achieved by any other means.
Our expectation of a tree contractors we work is they do everything in their power to uphold these values.
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