In an urban environment trees, from time to time, can have some potential impacts such as:
- debris from leaves, flowers, fruit, or bark dropping on roofs, gutters, paths, garden beds or lawns
- potential damage to infrastructure either from encroaching roots or branches
- shading of lawns, shrubs and solar panels.
Overall the benefits from trees are considered significantly higher than the potential impacts and for this reason, we follow strict guidelines regarding the management of trees. When requests are received to remove or prune trees the principle is that alternative options will be explored before removing or pruning trees.
If you consider that a tree poses a hazard due to it being dead, diseased or unsafe it can be reported and a City officer will inspect and make assessment. To request a tree inspection or report an issue make and enquiry via our online form. Alternatively please call 9528 0333.