However, you can have the city council remove a tree if it is causing problems for you and your property or if you have noticed it as dangerous. Problems may include protecting solar panels, branches that collide with power lines, lifting the driveway of your home, and other common problems. To prune a council tree, you will first need to obtain permission from the Council by submitting a permit application. In most cases, they will ask what the problem is and have their tree contractors do the work for free.
Our teams regularly perform specific tree pruning on the streets. Pruning work is carried out by a qualified horticulture team to ensure that pruning is kept to a minimum whenever possible. More information is available under Related Resources or contact SA Power Networks at 13 12 61 for more information. The following illustrations show the three tree pruning methods used by CWLP to direct tree limb growth away from overhead power lines.
In some cities such as Perth, WA, tree pruning can be done on trees directly in front of your home on the natural strip. Therefore, even if a tree is located on private property, if it conflicts with primary power lines, it is CWLP's responsibility to cut or remove the tree. If the tree were on private land, for example your neighbor's property, you could cut off any branches that hang from your side of the fence, as long as the tree is not protected. Trimming trees should be done carefully with respect to their age, location, condition, and purpose. There are many types of trimming methods used today to protect and extend the lifespan of trees; however, it is important to contact a professional arborist or tree lopping Townsville service when attempting to carry out any form of tree care activity.
Townsville Tree Lopping Services
30 Sunderland St
Garbutt QLD 4814
(07) 4243 4100