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Tree Pruning Regulations Council

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.

Brisbane City council has what’s known as a tree preservation order (TPO) which has all the rules and regulations on tree trimming for Brisbane City council district.

Click the above button to go to our 1 minute form and tell us a little about your job. Once submitted the 3 best local pros will contact you to arrange a quote.

Summary of Brisbane City council regulations for tree trimming Seven Hills?

Brisbane City council do  allow for the trimming of trees without council consent.

Your property may have protected vegetation if it:
is located near or in the Brisbane River or a waterway corridor
is located in a bushland area or rural area
contains large significant trees even in an urban area
has heritage values.
You should check with Council if this applies to your property by phoning 07 3403 8888.

A permit is not required if a tree is demonstrating obvious signs of immediate hazard (split tree trunks; leaning tree(s) with soil upheaval).  The signs of hazard must be demonstrated by adequate photographic evidence, and if requested an arborist report, submitted within 10 business days of the occurrence of the threat event *. Failing to demonstrate that any trees removed were causing an immediate and significant threat can result in compliance action.
*Email: CARS-NALL@brisbane.qld.gov.au   Mail: Compliance & Regulatory Services   Environmental Management Team GPO Box 1434 BRISBANE QLD 4001

Trees exempt from council regulations

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.

Trees exempt that can be removed without approval:


What does tree pruning Seven Hills cost?

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.

Safety standards for accredited tree surgeons for the pruning of amenity trees.

Certified arborist in Seven Hills 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.

Go Tree Quotes – Company Philosophy

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.

Go Tree Quotes – Best Practices

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.

Our commitment to you

Once you call us on 1800 252 208 or fill in the 2 minute form, we forward your details directly onto the best local tree surgeons for quoting.

Based on previous users votes, we keep track in real time who is the best priced and highest regarded local tree services, and ask them to quote your job too.

There is no obligation to hire and we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all customers.

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Author Biography: Ben McInerney is a certified arborist who has been practicing arboriculture since 2004. Ben ran a successful tree service business in Sydney, NSW for 8 years before selling it to a larger company. He no dedicates his time to teaching homeowners about the benefits of using a certified arborist for tree related work and also helps them find the best local tree company at the best price.

Ben holds a Certificate III in Arboriculture from TAFE NSW.