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Street trees are pruned to provide access for vehicles and pedestrians and clearance for electricity lines.

Park trees are maintained in as close to their natural form as possible.

Pruning requirements

Where required, trees are pruned to the following specifications:

  • footpaths: 2.5m to lowest foliage or limb
  • driveways: 3.0m to lowest foliage or limb
  • roadways: 3.5m at kerb, 4.5m over road to lowest structural limb.

Electric line clearance

Trees are pruned to provide and maintain clearance from overhead electrical conductors.

Tree requests

A request can be made for the following:

  • tree inspection (for consideration of disease, damage or removal)
  • tree pruning

Tree inspection requests can be made via our request a public tree inspection form.

Pruning requests can be submitted via our request a public tree prune form.

Our contractor has 15 working days to respond to requests. Please allow 48 hours for the pruned branches to be removed from the nature strip.