Need a tree removed? Is it dying or dangerous, or is it something that keeps you awake at night because your concerned about the risk it poses to your family and property? Are you planning on carrying out a development, or are you wanting to prepare your property for the sometimes-constant threat of bush fires?
Well the truth is that removing a tree on your own property may not be as straight forward as you think.
These days councils have many restrictions governing tree and vegetation removal on your property, and finding the correct information about the rules that apply to your property is often very difficult.
Various overlays such as Vegetation Protection Overlays (VPO), Significant Landscape Overlays (SLO), Heritage Overlays (HO), Environmental Significance Overlays (ESO) and many more have varying laws that impact whether permits are required to remove trees and stumps, and sometimes even to carry out tree pruning. There are also local laws that govern trigger points for permit controls, tree species type, land size, tree location, bush fire laws and the list go on and on.
The reality is that trying to navigate through all the different laws is like walking through a mine field. There is no consistency amongst council’s, the information is often broad and can easily be misinterpreted.
As working arborists, we have found that even the councils can be confused by their own policies and procedures. So, let us help… next time you are planning tree removal works or pruning, get in contact with us and we will do the leg work for you. Tree FX are experts in the field and can navigate through the red tape to assist you in ensuring that your work is carried out legally, without the headaches.
We can easily identify if trees maybe exempt from permit controls due to species, or location on your property, or if your property falls under Bush Fire Management Overlays (BMO) that allow for vegetation removal. If and when permits are required, we can assist in giving you the correct information for your application and can even expedite the process or even eliminate it completely. Avoid the red tape and the headaches, next time you need help with your tree removal, get in contact with us so our experienced and qualified arborists supported by our excellent and friendly admin team can get the job done right for you.