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Tree Lopping Brisbane – Costs, rules & how to save hundreds
Is tree lopping in Brisbane legal if it is on private property??
Under Brisbane laws you can remove any tree on private property as long as it is not:
1. located near or in the Brisbane River or a waterway corridor
2. Located in a bushland area or rural area
3. A significant tree
4. Have heritage values.
You should always check with Council first to see if the above applies to your property for tree lopping Brisbane by calling 07 3403 8888.
What if I need a permit?
A permit is not required if a tree is showing obvious signs of immediate hazard to persons or property. This might include;
Split tree trunks
The signs of hazard must be demonstrated with photographic evidence. On some occasions the council will request an arborist report.
If a report is required it must be submitted within 10 business days of the occurrence of the threat event.
The removal of trees that were causing an immediate threat, but failing to demonstrate/ document can result in heavy fines.
How to apply for a Brisbane tree lopping permit
Online: Complete the application form here
Email: Print out and complete the hard copy form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail: The hard copy form can also be mailed to the following address:
Brisbane City Council
Compliance and Regulatory Services
Environmental Management Team
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane QLD 4001
Council number: 0734038888
Application form: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/about-council/contact-council/report-it-tree-removal
Tree Preservation Order (TPO): https://goo.gl/LMgfCB
Tree Lopping Brisbane Cost
The cost of tree lopping Brisbane depends on quite a few factors, but in general it is a pretty costly service. The reason being, owners of tree services have huge overheads in the form of equipment costs and insurance.
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Tree protection in Brisbane
Tress in the urban sprawl help with air quality, the heat island effect, soil retention and a host of other things that makes living in suburbia much more livable.
In recent years lots of effort has gone into the conservation of trees in Brisbane, such as the establishment of the significant tree register and the Brisbane river corridor planning scheme.
As such each council has specific rules in relation to tree removal on private land that must be adheared to.
These rules and very specific to the council so be sure to find your councils rules below. Failure to comply with the below and removing a protected tree will result in heavy fines from council.
If your tree is protected, but you still want to remove it, you will have to make an application to council. For your best chance in getting approval for removal please follow our guide here.
Tree Lopping in Greater Brisbane – Council Rules
Logan city Council Tree Removal on private property
Rules for tree lopping & pruning in Brisbane QLD
Trees can be removed as long as they are not in:
– A biodiversity corridor
– A Koala Corridor
– An environmental management and conservation area
See maps of all above areas here: https://www.ehp.qld.gov.au/assets/documents/plants-animals/biodiversity/planning/biodiversity-assessment-mapping-methodology.pdf
– Registered as a significant tree
Logan Council Contact Details
Moreton Bay Council Tree Lopping on private property
Rules for tree lopping
You can remove a tree on private land if it is not;
– Located within the Environmental area overlay and:
– Located in the Limited development zone; Caboolture West local plan – Green network precinct; Overlay map – Riparian and wetland setbacks; or Water supply buffer on Overlay map – Infrastructure buffers;
– Native vegetation identified as a significant tree listed in Schedule 2 of Planning scheme policy – Heritage and landscape character;
– A habitat tree.
Moreton Bay city Council Contact Details
Redland City Council tree lopping on private property
Rules for tree lopping
You can remove trees from your property without Council approval if the trees are located within:
– 10m of a dwelling.
– 3m of an approved structure, including sheds and pools.
– 3m of a property boundary, as reasonably necessary, to construct or maintain a boundary fence or to create a fire break.
– If the tree is dead.
These exemptions do not apply if the tree or trees are specifically protected by a TPO, VPO, condition of development approval or covenant.
Ipswitch Council tree lopping on private property
Rules for tree lopping
You cannot remove trees from your property without Council approval unless the tree is one of the below exempt species:
Ipswich city Council Contact Details
Phone: (07) 3810 6666
Application for tree removal: http://www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/online_services/property_enquiry
Council Tree Preservation Order: https://goo.gl/K9kKtH
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