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Trees Pruning and Removing Trees
Under the WLEP 2012 Tree and Bushland Preservation there are restrictions on which plants and trees you can prune, remove or transplant on your own property. If you wish to prune or remove a tree you must first submit a Tree Pruning / Removal / Transplanting Form and receive Council approval.
Trees in bushland don’t require pruning but in urban areas, pruning can improve safety around the tree and benefit the tree's health. Incorrect pruning can damage trees so Council recommends that major pruning work be undertaken by a suitably qualified arborist. Details on pruning restrictions and requirements are outlined in the WLEP 2012 Tree and Bushland Preservation. Most pruning will require Council’s consent.
Where permission is granted Council will generally require a replacement tree to be planted. What can be planted will be subject to other Council documents and factors such as native species and Heritage Conservation areas.
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