All about local councils and permit requirements

Surf Coast Shire Map

Tree Removal & Pruning Guidelines in the Surf Coast Shire Council

Maintenance of a healthy tree population is an important mission in our young Shire. Established in 1994, the Surf Coast Shire is not only one of Victoria’s fastest growing regional communities, but one of the country’s hot spots for tourism. During peak season, the region’s permanent population of 30,000 more than triples, with many more visitors passing through each year via the Great Ocean Road. While our incredible coastline and beaches are world famous, our scenic rainforests and urban forests are an equally important part of the ecosystem.  It is therefore essential that all treeworks carried out in the community are aligned with the planning strategies of the council as well as all local, state and federal law. Read more

Frankston City Council Map

Tree Removal and Pruning Guideline in the Frankston City Council 

Understanding the local and state regulations on removing and pruning trees is important to ensure that all work carried out on your private property is done legally and in line with the community goals for the local ecosystem. While these regulations can often appear confusing and opaque as a result of intersecting planning schemes and inaccessible information, the Frankston council have simplified the process since their introduction of the ‘Tree Protection Local Law 2016 No.22’.  Read more

Shire of Mornington Peninsula

Tree Removal and Pruning Guidelines in the Mornington Peninsula

Tree Removal and Pruning Guidelines in the Mornington Peninsula

The pruning and removal of trees on private properties throughout the Mornington Peninsula is an essential part of preserving the diverse ecosystem and protecting against the threat of bushfires. Across the region’s coast, creeks, hills and plains you can find almost 700 species of indigenous plants. Despite being one of Victoria’s most ecologically diverse municipalities, the environment we see today represents less than 10 percent of the Peninsula’s original native vegetation.  Read more

City of Greater Geelong

Tree Removal & Pruning Guidelines in the Greater Geelong Council

Looking for Tree Removal in Geelong?

The Council and community here in the Greater Geelong region value the presence of trees in our streets and our properties. Each year the Council plant 1050 new public street trees in an effort to develop our urban forest. Part of the maintenance of this tree population however, involves the removal of trees that are no longer beneficial to the environment or the community. The Council highlights several key factors that they identify as cause for the removal of public trees; Read more

City of Stonnington

Tree Removal & Pruning Guidelines in the Stonnington Council Area

Removing a tree within the City of Stonnington generally requires a permit, as the Council maintains a zero tolerance policy towards the removal of trees without the necessary permit it is a good idea to familiarise yourself with the local laws. Read more

Bayside City Council

Tree Removal & Pruning Guidelines in the Bayside Council

Tree removal and pruning in the City of Bayside is an important part of maintaining its healthy urban forest. Comprised of four main vegetation types; heathland, woodland, swamp and coastal vegetation, the Bayside landscape is home to a diverse array of flora and fauna. According to the Bayside Council, the high quality soil profile within the Bayside region allows for the relatively fast growth of trees. As with many surrounding municipalities however, development and infrastructure upgrades have caused a “loss of mature trees” and has had “a negative impact on neighbourhood character.” As such, the Council has set a goal of becoming known for its “tree corridors,” “quality streetscapes” and “green city appearance.” While it is common for councils looking to preserve their trees to become cautious of arborists, a study authorised by the Bayside Council demonstrates their understanding of the importance of arborists in this process: Read more

Moreland City Council

Tree Removal & Pruning Guidelines for the City of Moreland

Removing sick or damaged trees, extracting invasive root systems and trimming overweight branches are all essential elements of maintaining a healthy tree population, however due to the relatively low canopy cover in the City of Moreland acquiring approval for treeworks is not an easy process. Read more

City of Boroondara map

Tree Removal & Pruning Guidelines in the City of Boroondara

Removing a tree in the Boroondara Council region has become noticeably more complicated since its 2017 Community Plan identified the protection and increase of canopy tree cover on private as its priority. This objective came in response to a 2016 canopy cover assessment which found that despite an overall increase of canopy cover in the municipality since 2006, canopy cover on private land had fallen.

Read more

City of Casey

Tree Removal & Pruning Guidelines in the City of Casey

Removing a tree in the City of Casey is complicated by a number of factors; the size and variation of the landscape, the Council’s goal of increasing tree coverage; the expansive register of significant trees and the obscurity of the guidelines on the Council’s website. Read more

City of know map

Tree Removal & Pruning Guidelines in the City of Knox

Before you think about removing a tree in the Knox City Council region make sure you have familiarised yourself with the local rules and regulations, for the planning controls implemented to protect vegetation and trees are enforced and the penalties for violating these controls can be harsh. Read more