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Exemption Species

The following tree species are suitable for removal without consent unless identified as a heritage item or within a heritage area.

Species NameCommon Name
Acacia baileyanaCootamundra Wattle
Acacia salignaGolden Wreath (or Willow) Wattle
Acer negundo Box Elder
Alianthus altissimaTree of Heaven
All Ficus spp. (except F macrophylla. F.rubiginosa, F. coronataAll Ficus spp. (except Moreton Bay Fig. Port Jackson Fig, Sandpaper Fig
Alnus jorullensisEvergreen Alder
Araucaria bidwillii Not Norfolk Island PinesBunya Bunya Pine
Brachychiton acerifolius Illawarra Flame Tree
Cassia sppCassia
Castanospermum australe Black Bean, Moreton Bay Chestnut
Celtis australis Hackberry
Cinnamomum camphora Camphor laurel
Citharexylum spinosum Fiddlewood
Cotoneaster glauophyllus Cotoneaster
Cupaniopsis laurina Tuckeroo
Cupressus spp. Cupressocyparis spp. Chamaecyparis spp. Cypress Pine
Eriobotrya japonica, Carica papaya, Citrus spp. Fortunella spp. Malus spp. Morus spp. Persea spp. Prunus spp. All non-native fruit producing trees (Loquat, Paw Paw, Citrus, Kumquat, Apple, Mulberry, Avocado, Apricot, Almond, Cherry, Plum, Peach, Mango
Erythrina spp. Coral Tree
Eucalyptus nicholi Peppermint Gum
Eucalyptus scoparia Wallangarra White Gum
Fraxinus griffithii Himalayan Ash / Griffiths Ash
Gleditsia triacanthos Honey Locust
Grevillea robusta Silky Oak
Harpephyllum caffrum Kaffir Plum
Jacaranda mimosifolia Jacaranda
Lagerstroemia Crepe Myrtle
Lagunaria patersonia Norfolk Island Hibiscus
Ligustrum spp. Large and Small leaf Privet
Liquidambar styracifflua Liquidambar
Nerirum oleander Oleander
Olea spp. Olive
Palms other than Livistona australisPalms other than Cabbage Tree Palm
Paraserianthes lophantha Crested Wattle
Pinus spp. Pine
Pittosporum spp.(up to 8m)Pittosporum
Populus spp. Poplar
Pyracantha angustifolia Orange Fire Thorn
Raphiolepis indica Indian Hawthorn
Robinia pseudoacacia False Acacia
Salix spp. Willow
Sapium sebiferum Chinese Tallow
Schefflera actinophylla Umbrella Tree
Spathodea campanulata African Tulip Tree
Syagrus (Arecastrum) romanzoffiana Cocos Palm
Ulmus parvifolia Chinese Elm

Note - Noxious Weed Act now superseded by Biosecurity Act 2015. Any species previously identified as noxious, now called priority weed species, refer to Greater Sydney Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan