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Tree Removal Ashfield Council Regulations
Updated: 3 April 2020
Can I remove a tree in Ashfield without a permit?
Yes it is possible to remove a tree in Ashfield without a council permit, but only under certain conditions.
The below is a summary of Ashfield councils Tree Preservation Order (TPO) on the removal of trees locally.
Under what conditions?
Removal of any tree is allowed to be carried out without a permit if;
- Dead dying or diseased trees
- Fruit trees
- Electrical line clearance
- Weeds (See nation weed list)
- Dangerous trees
- Building clearance
- Tress that are smaller than 4m in height
There are trees that can be removed no matter what their size or condition as they are considered a pest by your local council. The above listed conditions do not apply.
See table below
Does my council have an exempt tree list?
Yes, see table below
Cupressus × leylandii
What happens when you remove trees without permit?
The council is very serious on tree removal regulations.
As a result, removing trees requiring a permit without obtaining the permit is an offence.
You will be prosecuted and required to pay high amounts of fine. You may also be required to replace the removed trees.
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How to remove a tree in Ashfield for free?
If you want a tree removed for free there are a few methods, you can use.
- If the tree is on public land, then you can get the council to remove it for you. This is especially for tree on streets. If a tree is becoming a disturbance and it is owned by the council. Posing a danger to power lines or property, you can report to the council and they will remove it.
- If you have trees on private land and you want to remove for free, you can talk to your power lines company in case the tree is interfering with power lines.
- For private tree owners, you can also advertise that you are offering free wood for anyone who can remove the tree/s. You can do the advert through bill boards, post ads and you will get someone coming to do the removal.
How to apply for a tree removal permit
Go to the above online form and fill it out to make a formal request for tree removal approval.
Ashfield Council contact details
Mailing Address: 260 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield NSW 2131, Australia
Ashfield Tree Preservation order - TPO
The above is a summary for your local Councils tree preservation order. Please follow the link for the full document.
There are a few ways to go about it. You should always go for qualified arborist with plenty of experience. Make sure they have more than 20 reviews online and have a minimum score of 4.5 stars or great.
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The cost to remove a tree will depend on a few different factors. Things like the size of the tree, number of branches, the species and location on your property will all play a role.
The average cost of tree removal is $871. But the real range is $225 – $4,500. Make sure you get at least 3 quotes before deciding on one company.
Tree removal and pruning is difficult to quote just by a description over the phone. Same goes for sending pics of the tree. This is because it is hard to gauge the actual size of a tree from images as well as look at access for machinery. An on-site inspection is needed to make sure you are given a fair price.
You may prune any branches that are hanging over your yard from your neighbour’s side, just as long as you are working within the cities Tree Preservation Order.
You may remove your neighbour’s branches, but if it violates council tree pruning laws, you will get a fine. You are best speaking to a local arborist first before proceeding.
Tree trimming will vary depending on the tree, number of branches and access. The average price of tree trimming is $429, but that the true price range is $75 – $1,800.
You can check out our Tree Trimming Cost Guide here to get a better idea of tree trimming cost by tree size. Or you can use this Free Service and compare local top rated tree service actual quotes.
Author: Ben McInerney is a qualified arborist with over 15 years industry experience. He uses his in-depth knowledge of the tree service industry to give readers to most accurate information on tree service costs and helps to educate about the benefits of using a certified arborist for tree trimming and removal work.
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