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

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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.

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.

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 them about the benefits of using a certified arborist for tree trimming and removal work.