Applying for a tree removal permit in Boroondara council
You'll need to apply for a Tree Protection Local Law Permit if your tree is protected. There are two categories of protected trees — canopy trees and significant trees.
Canopy trees have a circumference of:
- 110 cm or more, measured at 1.5 metres above ground level
- 150 cm or more, at ground level
Meanwhile, significant trees are identified according to size, age, rarity, ecological value, or cultural and historical significance. To check if a tree is significant, you'd need to contact the council.
Why you should hire a professional
At Trav's Tree Services, our arborists aren't just certified — we have a background in horticulture and a wealth of experience in providing tree services.
We can remove, or prune, the tree in question in a safe and efficient manner. Someone who doesn't know trees might accidentally damage the plant, leaving you at risk of council fines.