STONNINGTON TREE WORKS PERMITS

STONNINGTON TREE WORKS PERMITS

Tree Works Permits

When is a significant tree permit required?
A Significant Tree permit must be obtained before a person removes, damages, kills or destroys a Significant Tree under the City of Stonnington General Local Law 2008 (No.1). A Significant Tree is any tree listed in Council’s ‘Significant Tree Register’ or is a tree:
  • With a trunk circumference of 180 centimetres or greater measured at its base
  • With a total circumference of all its trunks of 180 centimetres or greater measured at its base
  • With a trunk circumference of 140 centimetres or greater measured at 1.5 metres above its base
  • With a total circumference of all its trunks of 140 centimetres or greater measured at 1.5 metres above its base.
Why is a significant tree permit required?
Stonnington is renowned for its leafy streets and trees and the loss of significant trees would detract from the amenity of the municipality. However, trees do pose a risk and that risk requires to be managed.
For the above reasons, a Significant Tree Permit is required.
Applying for a significant tree permit
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