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Sutherland Shire Council Tree Removal & Pruning

Sutherland Shire Council tree removal & pruning information can be found below. It is important you check all rules before having any tree work done on or around your property as you (the owner) are responsible for your trees. Any illegal tree works carried out on your property can result in you (the owner) being heavily fined. Sutherland Shire Council require permission for most tree removals in Sutherland Shire, however council will provide approval to remove a tree within 3 metres of a dwelling subject to an application.

Is your property in the 10/50 Tree & Vegetation Fire Zone? This can make you exempt from council. Read our post on the 10/50 Tree removal

Sutherland Shire Council allow any tree to be pruned by 10% or less once a year max. However all pruning needs to be carried out to the Australian Standard 4373 – 2007 pruning of amenity trees. What this basically means is you should seek a “professional” Arborist to prune the tree in a way to cause less harm to the tree.

Sutherland Shire Tree Removal & Pruning Application Form 

Is your tree part of a DA application?

What Trees Can Be Removed Without Permission

Acacia podalyriifolia
Queensland Silver Wattle

Arborist Mortdale


Acacia saligna
Golden wreath wattle

Sutherland Shire Council tree removal


Acer negundo
Box elder

Sutherland Shire Council Tree Trimming


Araucaria bidwillii
Bunya bunya pine

Sutherland Council Tree


Arundinaria spp
Clumping Bamboo

Sutherland Council tree preservation


Chamaecyparis pisifera spp
Sawara Cypress

Sutho council tree lopping


Cinnamomum camphora
Camphor laurel

Sutherland Council


Citrus spp
Cumquat, Grape Fruit, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Orange (edible species)

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Cupressus macrocarpa var brunniana
Brunnings Golden Cypress

tree lopping jannali


Cuprocyparis x leylandii
Leyland Cypress

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Cupressus sempervirens
Pencil Pine or Italian Cypress

tree lopping bonnet bay


Eriobotrya japonica
Loquat

Sutherland Shire Council trees


Erythrina X sykesii
Coral tree

Sutherland Council tree removal


Ficus benjamina
Weeping fig

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Ficus elastica
Rubber tree

tree lopping bangor


Grevillea robusta
Silky oak

tree lopping Heathcote


Ligustrum lucidum
Large Leaf Privet

tree lopping Engadine


Ligustrum sinense
Small Leaf Privet

Tree lopping Yarrawarrah


Liquidamber styraciflua
Liquidamber

Tree lopping Waterfall


Morus nigra
Black Mulberry

Tree lopping Menai


Olea europaea subsp cuspidata
African Olive

Tree lopping Illawong


Phoenix canariensis
Canary Island Date Palm

Tree lopping Alfreds Point


Phyllostachys aurea
Fishpole Bamboo

Tree lopping Woronora


Phyllostachys nigra
Black Bamboo

Tree lopping Oyster Bay


Pinus radiata
Radiata Pine or Monterey Pine

Tree lopping Miranda


Pomme spp
Apple, Crab Apple, Nashi Fruit, Pear, Quince (edible species)

Tree lopping Gymea


Populus nigra “Italica”
Lombardy poplar

Tree lopping Gymea Bay


Prunus spp
Apricot, Cherry, Nectarine, Peach, Plum

Tree Lopping Yowie Bay


Robinia pseudoacacia
Black Locust

Tree lopping Caringbah


Schefflera actinophylla
Umbrella tree

Tree lopping Woolooware


Syagrus romanzoffiana
Cocos palm

Tree lopping Cronulla


 Sutherland Shire Council Tree Removal & Pruning Info is always being updated on their website and rules may change at anytime. Please check to make sure all info is current or feel free to give us a call on 1800 RENNIE and we can advise you whether or not you will need to seek council permission


How to find a professional Sydney Arborist? 3 tips below!

1– Does your tree removal company have a website, Facebook page or an online presence? Im not saying this is a must have, but its a good way to know the company is legit and have a read of their credentials

2– Ask for copies of their insurance. Most professional tree companies will carry 10-20 Million Public liability insurance. Ask them to email you a copy with their quote

3– Are they qualified Arborists? Now i do know some very talented professional people in the industry who are great at their job and have no “Qualifications” but a minimum of a cert 3 in Aboriculture is something you could expect your Tree professional to have. Level 5 even better (however sometimes i feel these certificates are being found in cereal boxes……..)

Read about door knocking tree loppers to avoid falling into that trap

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