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Newcastle City Council Tree Removal Application Form

Newcastle City Council Tree Removal has certain guidelines for residential property owners.  To remove a tree without council permission, the tree must comply with one of the following points below:

  • The tree must be located within three metres of the structural wall of your house or your neighbouring house (excluding carports, pergolas, fences, retaining walls and the like).  This is to be measured from the closest point of the trunk to the footings of the building.
  • The tree has a circumference at breast height not greater than 450 millimetres for a single trunk tree or not greater than 300 millimetres for each trunk of a multi-trunk tree.
  • The tree is dead and not provide a habitat for hollow-dependent fauna.

For Newcastle City Council Tree Removal on private property that don’t meet these guidelines, a tree report by a qualified Arborist is required.  This report has enough information for council to approve your application.  The information in this report will have age, size and species of tree, health, life expectancy and enough photos with evidence of tree in question.  A qualified Arborist will not write a report if he/she does not find enough evidence that this tree is diseased, dying or dangerous and requires removal.

Branch Management can provide you with Newcastle City Council Tree Removal advice and can even fill out your application forms for you.  If you require a tree report by a qualified arborist or you are after a free quote please call Shelley on 0419 289 223.  We are happy to help you in any way possible.

Print off a Newcastle City Council Tree Removal Application form by clicking here

For rural zoning’s, please check the Newcastle City Council website.

For the Rural Fire Service 10/50 Zoning check your address here

Newcastle City Council Tree Removal