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Council is committed to the protection of trees and bushland on the Northern Beaches, but understands people need to maintain and manage trees on their property.  They can be fire or storm hazards, get too big for comfort and even cause neighbourly disputes. Find out what you need to know whether you want to prune or remove a tree or clear some bushland.

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Removing and Pruning Trees on Private Land

There’s quite a lot you can do legally if you want to carry out tree work on your property.
Warriewood Valley scene

Removing and Pruning Trees on Public Land

If trees on public land need to be pruned or removed, place a request and we’ll assess what we can do.
Native stand of eucalypts

Illegal Tree Works

If you remove, damage or lop a tree without Council's consent, you could be fined up to $1.1 million.