Obtaining a tree removal permit in Monash council
You'll need to get a removal permit if your tree lies within a Vegetation Protection Overlay (VPO) area, and meets the below requirements:
- Has a circumference greater than 500 mm (160 mm diameter) and is 1200 mm above ground level
- Is higher than 10 metres
however, if your tree presents an immediate risk of personal injury or damage to your property, you can partially prune the tree.
Hire a professional
As per council advice, always hire a professional to perform your tree services. If you prune too much of the tree, or damage the tree in the process, you may be issued a fine or face legal action.
At Trav's Tree Services, we have years of experience in obtaining tree removal permits, and performing the appropriate service in a safe and efficient way. Contact us if you need to remove a tree with the council's permission.