Image Description Fast Quote Image Description call us
I would highly recommend the Shane's Trees team. I requested a quote to have a tree removed and a member of the team arrived the same day with expert knowledge and a plethora of advice regarding the maintenance of the trees and shrubbery on my property. The job was complete by the very next day including an immaculate clean up. The team were highly professional, safe, and reliable. I will definitely be using the Shane's Trees team again!- tehu6814 tehu6814
I would highly recommend the Shane's Trees team. I requested a quote to have a tree removed and a member of the team arrived the same day with expert knowledge and a plethora of advice regarding the maintenance of the trees and shrubbery on my property. The job was complete by the very next day including an immaculate clean up. The team were highly professional, safe, and reliable. I will definitely be using the Shane's Trees team again!- tehu6814 tehu6814
Had 11 big tree stumps grinded and removed. Got a quote emailed to me on the day they inspected the job, agreed on a figure no variations. These guys turned up with 2 massive machine and had it all done in 1 day, very happy. I also had a hick-up and paid them a couple weeks late, Ben was very accommodating. Would highly recommend.- Zak Bencun

Tree Pruning Guidelines in Sydney NSW

Usually, healthy trees that are not causing much issues apart from growing a large spread can simply undergo Tree Pruning to remove the troublesome branches and foliage. This is a preferred method for many councils as it saves the need to fully remove the tree and is more environmentally friendly.  For you as the homeowner, Tree Pruning is also welcome it saves costs on a complete tree removal.

As with any type of arborcultural projects, you require permission to carry out most Tree Pruning, Tree Removal or Branch Removal tasks. City of Sydney Council does provide some exceptions where you can carryout pruning work without approval including the following:

  • You are not removing anymore than 5% of the tree canopy
  • pruning does not affect the health or structural stability of the tree
  • Where you use a qualified Arborist (AQF Level 2 and above) and the Australian standard for pruning of amenity trees is adhered to
  • Where the tree infringes on the clearance guidelines specified in the following table

Table 3.4 Guideline for tree pruning

Location Height to which pruning is
permitted
Maximum diameter
of branch which may
be pruned
Major Arterial
Roads
4.5m above the kerb 100mm
Local Roads 2.5m over a parking lane and
4.5m above the kerb
100mm
Council pedestrian
paths
2.5m above the footpath 100mm
Buildings 1m above any approved building,
measured from the surface of
the structural component, such
as a wall or roof on the building’s
edge
50mm
Domestic power or
Telecommunicatio
n lines
Must be 0.5m minimum and 1m
maximum clearance from the
service line
50mm

Note: Branch size is measured from the point of attachment to another branch or the trunk.

You can find out all council regulations and make an application by using this link. Alternatively, if you live in other sydney suburbs you can use our shire council specific pages to find current tree removal regulations for your local area.

Back to Tree removal Sydney