Pruning and removing trees

Pruning and removing trees
Photo of an arbourist in a tree pruning a branch
Read about the steps required of you if you need to prune or remove a tree. Pruning Removing Trees preservation canterbury bankstown Read about the steps required of you if you need to prune or remove a tree.  

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To prune or remove a tree, you need to obtain a permit by completing an Application for Permission to Prune/Remove Trees Form. On the form you will find instructions and details for this procedure.

We only accept applications from property owners or their legally authorised representatives. In the case of multi-occupancy dwellings (units or town houses), permission of the body corporate must be obtained.​

Ap​plication forms

Application to Prune or Remove a Tree on Private Property [ONLINE FORM]

Application to Prune or Remove a Tree on Private Property [PDF]

Additional Tree Attachment Sheet for Tree Management Order [PDF]​​

Application to Review a Private Property Tree​ Determination [PDF]

Tree M​anag​ement ​Manual [PDF]​​​

​More information

Native gardens

Neighbourhood tree disputes

Tree Management​ Order

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The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.