The Willoughby area is noted for its many trees. Council wishes to protect and encourage its leafy character to enable the long term management of our environment.

In an urban environment trees provide a range of benefits including making our surroundings visually appealing, providing relief from summer's heat, providing habitat for local wildlife, reducing runoff and improving air quality.

Council works with the community to protect trees and ensure that the future of Willoughby will be green.

The WLEP 2012 Tree and Vegetation Preservation has been enacted by Council to ensure the conservation and management of the trees and landscape of the local area.  There are some restrictions on which plants and trees you can prune, remove or transplant on your own property. You can apply for permission to prune or remove a tree.