Exemptions for pruning and removing trees

Permission isn’t required if they’re dead, dying or posing an imminent threat to human life or substantial property.


At a glance

  • We must be satisfied a person with appropriate knowledge and expertise has identified the tree needs to be removed or pruned without our permission.
  • It is important to read the tree pruning guidelines alongside the pruning exemptions
  • View our step-by-step guidelines to understand better how to manage the process of responsibly removing or pruning a tree
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