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Tree Removal Greater Dandenong Council Regulations
Updated: 31 March 2020
Can I remove a tree in Dandenong without a permit?
Yes, you can remove a tree in Dandenong Council without a council permit, but under certain conditions.
Those conditions have been outlined in the Tree Preservation Order (TPO) which we have summarized below.
Under what conditions?
You can remove a tree if it is:
- Structurally unsound
- Proven to be causing property damage
- Single trunked with a trunk diameter less than 400mm at 1.5m measured above the ground
- Multi-trunked with a combined trunk diameter less than 400mm measured at 1.5m above the ground
- Not Individually listed on the significant tree register
- Is not one of a group of trees listed on the significant tree register
Note: “significant tree register” means a register of trees of cultural significance to the Council, which is kept and maintained by us.
Urban Forest Tree Repurposing Guidelines
These are guidelines put in place to ensure the controlled management of trees in the urban centres as well as the vegetation. These guidelines dictate a lot of things revolving around a tree’s life.
Based on these guidelines, sometimes trees in the urban areas may be removed when seen fit to do so. This can be a result of old age, managing risk, conflicting with infrastructure, paving way for development or misdemeanour.
Repurposing is done to enable the use of logs and timber for furniture. It also entails the use of the remains as mulch to provide nutrients.
Electric Line Clearance Management Plan
It is a document containing guidelines on how the council should take care of energy requirements in relation to vegetation in public areas. As a result, the plan shows the guidelines to be followed in ensuring that electric lines are not affected by trees or any other vegetation.
Through this management plan, the Greater Dandenong Council can remove certain trees.
Significant tree register
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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.
Dandanong Council contact details
Phone: 03 8571 1000
Mailing Address: PO Box 200, Dandenong, Victoria Australia 3175
Dandanong Tree Preservation order - TPO
The above is a summary of 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 a 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 of 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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