Tree Maintenance

Page hero image Council is responsible for the city’s public trees.  This includes:
  • Visual tree assessments and reports
  • Pruning young trees to create good form and structure
  • Mulching
  • Weed control at the base of trees
  • Pruning mature trees where required
  • Tree removal where required.
You should not try to prune or remove public trees yourself. The NSW Local Government Act 1993 makes it an offence to interfere with a plant in a public place.

If you think a tree needs maintenance you can make a request by contacting Council on 4974 2000 or complete an online customer request form. We will assess the tree to determine the need for maintenance and will set a priority of any work required.

If a tree appears to be causing damage to a footpath you should contact Council on 4974 2000 and report the matter.  Council will assess the situation and determine the priority of any work required.
Pruning young trees in Beresfield Pruning mature trees
Mulching around new trees Mulching around mature trees
Hand weeding Watering new plantings