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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.

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

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Summary of Casey council regulations for tree trimming Doveton?

Casey council do  allow for the trimming of trees without council consent.

The conditions for removal without council approval are as clear as mud.

Below is what we determined.

The council state that; 

The removal, lopping and pruning of trees or other vegetation may require a planning permit. 

They have a ‘significant tree register’ and you can basically remove any tree that is not significant. The document (see below) is quite vague and does not list identified significant trees by location on the register nor do they give an exact criteria for  what qualifies as a significant tree.
City of Casey Mayor Cr Amanda Stapledon recently said ‘Council has varying planning controls for different parts of the municipality – some more restrictive than others’

My strongest recommendation is that you check with the planning department to see whether a planning permit is required.
In most cases if a tree is;

- Dead
- Clearly dying
- Poses an immediate hazard to persons or property 

You can remove the tree without council permission, but be sure to document the tree with photos before doing so.

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 Doveton 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 Doveton 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

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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.

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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.