Is there a tree in your garden that needs removing? If so, you may need to apply to your local council for a tree removal permit.
That might seem a hassle, but don't despair - At Taylors, our fully trained arborists can help ensure the process goes smoothly!
Tree Removal Regulations - The Basics
Local government areas each have their own regulations for tree removal.
Whether you need a tree removal permit will depend on the size and type of the tree and where you live.
Some local areas have zoning laws that restrict tree removal regardless of size. Particular types of trees may also be protected.
And if you live in a fire-prone area, all types of trees within 10 metres of your house can be removed without a permit.
Depending on where you live, you may need a permit to prune some types of trees. At Taylors, our fully qualified arborists offer expert tree pruning, and naturally we work to all relevant Australian standards.
Getting a Council Tree Removal Permit - First Steps
Before applying for a permit to remove a tree, your first step is to contact your local council or go to their website.
There you'll find information on the types and sizes of trees that require removal permits in your area, and how to go about applying for a permit.
You then need to check the measurements of your tree against the listed measurements. Remember, removal of your tree may not require a permit.
Taylors can help you deal with the red tape. When you take advantage of our free, no-obligation quote, you'll also receive advice on whether your tree may require a permit to remove, and how to go about applying for it.
We can also supply you with any paperwork required.
If removing the tree does require a permit, you may need to provide an arborist report. Taylors can help here too - a report by one of our fully qualified arborists greatly improves your chances of obtaining a permit.
Alternatively, some councils carry out tree inspections themselves. If so, you will need to contact them to book an inspection.
Applying for a Permit
Your next step is to apply for a removal permit through your council. They may ask you to provide more information, eg a site plan or drawing.
Councils may charge a fee for the permit.
Give Us a Call Today!
To receive a free, no-obligation quote from one of our qualified tree consultants, or if you need help in obtaining a tree removal permit, call us today on 1300 325 559 or send us an email.