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Stonnington council tree removal

How to remove a tree in Stonnington 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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Applying for a tree removal permit in Stonnington council

The Stonnington City council has a General Local Law that protects significant trees on private land. Under the Local Law, you must obtain a Tree Works Permit before any works (pruning or removal) are undertaken on a tree deemed to be 'significant'.

There are also 2 two areas within Stonnington that are covered by a Significant Landscape Overlay and Neighbourhood Character Overlay. If you live in one of these areas you must obtain planning approval before pruning or removing any tree.

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It can be difficult to know which type of permit you need in Stonnington Council — a Tree Works Permit or a Planning Scheme Permit. Let us take care of the admin for you and then carry out the tree works safely and efficiently. We're fully insured, professional and ready to help. Contact us to arrange a free evaluation for your residential or commercial site.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a Tree Works Permit and a Planning Scheme Permit?

In the City of Stonnington, you cannot prune or remove a tree if it is considered 'significant' unless you apply for a Tree Works Permit.

A Planning Scheme Permit is needed to prune or remove a tree if you live in a Significant Landscape Overlay or Neighbourhood Character Overlay regardless of whether a tree is considered 'significant' or not.

What happens if a significant tree is pruned or removed without a permit?

The council has a zero-tolerance policy for tree removal without a permit. Anyone who is found responsible for this, including builders, developers or property owners, will be prosecuted.

What is classified as a significant tree?

A significant tree is classified as a tree or palm:

  • with a trunk circumference of 140 cm or greater measured at 1.4 m above its base
  • with a total circumference of all its trunks of 140 cm or greater measured at 1.4 m above its base
  • with a trunk circumference of 180 cm or greater measured at its base
  • with a total circumference of all its trunks of 180 cm or greater measured at its base.

How much is a Tree Works Permit?

The City of Stonnington charges $75 for tree pruning and $100 for tree removal. We can visit you and tell you which of our tree services will suit your site.

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We can provide you with further information on the council process and our tree removal services in Stonnington.

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