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Tree Removal Ipswich Council Regulations
Updated: 8 April 2020
Can I remove a tree in Ipswitch Council without a council permit?
Yes, but under certain conditions.
Under what conditions?
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.
Does my council have an exempt tree list?
Yes, see table below
Carrying out tree works on Conservation areas
The Ipswich council provides guidelines on carrying out any tree work on the conservation areas.
Whether it is pruning or removal you have to obtain a permit since the trees are protected by the Tree Preservation Order.
If you are going to do any work on trees that are within the conservation area, if they are not under Tree Preservation Order you are required to provide a notice of 6 weeks before you carry out any work.
You can write a letter or include in the application indicating all details related to the works you intend to carry out.
Average Cost of Tree Removal in Ipswich
The average cost of removing a tree in Ipswich is $871.
However, the cost ranges from $225 to $3,900.
Various factors such as the size of the tree, location, season and tree service company may affect the costs.
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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.
Ipswitch Council contact details
Phone: 07 3432000
Ipswitch Council 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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