A guide on managing trees in your yard webinar

Get expert advice on how to manage trees on your property.

Want to cut a tree in your yard or your neighbours?

Before you chop, understand the do's and dont's of tree management in the Willoughby City Council area.

Get advice on how to know if someone is a qualified arborist and what is the best practice for pruning and maintenance.

Topics covered will include:

  • What you can and can’t do with trees in your garden, or neighbour’s trees that border your property.
  • Advice on pruning and maintenance to keep your trees healthy.
  • Why you need to hire a qualified arborist with public liability cover.
  • How to avoid costly mistakes and hefty fines if you are caught doing the wrong thing.
  • The inner workings of trees such as tree movement, growth and response to stress.

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Presenter: Margot Blues

Margot, a seasoned arborist and horticulturist, has focused exclusively on arboriculture since 2012, thriving as a consultant in diverse sectors. Her contributions to local government span policy development, legal cases involving trees, tree assessments, permit processing, surveys, and risk evaluations.

Margot's expertise makes her a popular speaker for local councils and educational institutions, where she shares insights on termite control, tree health, legal compliance, and design adjustments.

This event is organised as part of Willoughby Council’s ‘Canopy of Life’ Tree Festival 2024. For more info and to view the full program, visit the Festival webpage.


  • Thursday, 30 May 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM


Online via Zoom.