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Banyule Council tree removal

How to apply to remove a tree in Banyule Council

If you want to get rid of a dead, dangerous, or unwanted tree in Monash council, you may need to get a tree removal permit.

Applying for a tree removal permit

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Obtaining a tree removal permit in Banyule Council

You will need a tree removal permit from Banyule Council before undertaking any tree works like tree removal or tree pruning.

Under the Banyule Council's Planning Scheme, you'll need a permit if:

  • The tree has a height of 12m or more
  • The tree has a trunk or stems that collectively are more than 0.4m in diameter, measured at 1.4m above the base of the tree.
  • Listed on Banyule Council's Significant Tree Register
  • The tree sits on the land with planning history that prohibits or restricts tree removal
  • The tree comes within the Banyule Vegetation Protection Overlay zone

You might not need a permit for tree removal or tree pruning from Banyule Council if:

  • The tree poses a risk
  • The tree interferes with the power lines and poses a danger to the surrounding.
  • Identified as environmental weed species in the Banyule Weed Management Strategy 2006

Why should you hire a professional?

You should hire professionals because they are certified and possess a wealth of experience in providing tree services.

When you need a tree removal permit from Banyule Council, contact us without any hesitation, and we'll take care of everything.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should you do if the Banyule Council does not approve of tree removal or tree pruning?

Sometimes, your application for obtaining a tree removal permit might get rejected. Don't fret! You can go through the appeal process. You are sure to get a permit for tree pruning even if tree removal is not permitted.

Can you remove a tree in Banyule Council without a tree removal permit?

No. You will need permission from the Banyule Council to remove a tree from your property due to the following reasons:

  • Planning history that may exist over the property
  • The tree protection overlay applicable over the property

The various names of the overlays that apply throughout the municipality are listed below:

  • Vegetation Protection Overlay (VPO)
  • Significant Landscape Overlay (SLO)
  • Environmental Significance Overlay (ESO)
  • Heritage Overlay (HO)

Do I need to submit an arborist report along with my application for obtaining a tree removal permit?

You will need to submit an arborist report along with your application if:

  • You are applying for a planning permit to build on your property
  • You are trying to get approval for tree removal.

How long does it take to obtain a tree removal permit from your local council?

Most probably, it will take around two weeks to obtain a tree removal permit from your local council.

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