Tree management - Campbelltown City Council
What should I plant at home?
|Planting native species has a number of benefits for the local environment. Council has developed a Native Gardening Guide (PDF, 2MB) and Tree Planting Guide (PDF, 1.8MB) to guide residents in their planting choices and promote healthy ecosystems.|
Need to prune or remove a tree on private property?
|Council approval is required for pruning or removal from any private tree that is:|
|This does not include trees that have been declared under the Noxious Weeds Act.|
|We make an effort to retain and protect trees and will not approve the removal of a tree unless the following criteria are evidenced.|
A valid reason for removing a tree could be:
A valid reason for the pruning of a tree could be:
An invalid reason for removal or pruning could be:
|If a neighbour's tree is causing concern or damage to property or underground pipes, it's recommended that you discuss the problem with your neighbour first, as they may be unaware of the concern or damage the tree is causing.|
Where agreement on a course of action cannot be agreed on, help is available from the Community Justice Centre (phone 1800 990 777).
If a dispute is unable to be resolved, action can be taken at the Land and Environment Court under the Trees (Disputes Between Neighbours) Act 2006.
How to apply
|An application for approval to remove or prune a tree can be made to us by completing a Private Tree Application (PDF, 46KB) at our Customer Service Front Counter.|
Associated costs in Council's Fees and Charges will apply when your application is processed.
Once we have received your application, one of our officers will inspect the tree within 14 days and will either:
Trees more than 10 metres tall
|Generally, if the tree is more than 10 metres tall, some of the following information may need to be provided to substantiate an application:|
|Please note, we do not provide these services.|
For further information regarding tree removal, please contact our Customer Service Centre on 4645 4000.
|Branches overhanging a footpath can potentially cause an obstruction, preventing pedestrians a clear passageway. |
If you see overhanging branches from a Council owned tree, please report it to our Customer Service officers on 4645 4000.
Property owners are responsible for trees within their property boundary and should ensure overhanging branches are pruned back from the footpath to avoid injury.
|Any issues relating to Council owned trees, please report it to our Customer Service officers on 4645 4000.|
Neighbourhood tree disputes
|Trees and hedges can sometimes lead to disputes between neighbours. This fact sheet (PDF, 318KB) outlines how to address these disputes should they occur.|