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Priority Tree Services provides professional tree care services ranging from stump grinding, tree removal, tree pruning (sometimes referred to as tree lopping), as well as consultancy by qualified arborists within the City of Sydney Council area and much more.

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City of Sydney Council covers the following suburbs:

  • Alexandria
  • Annandale
  • Barangaroo
  • Beaconsfield
  • Broadway
  • Camperdown
  • Centennial Park
  • Central
  • Central Park
  • Chinatown
  • Chippendale
  • Circular Quay
  • Darling Harbour
  • Darlinghurst
  • Darlington
  • Dawes Point
  • East Sydney
  • Elizabeth Bay
  • Erskinevlile
  • Eveleigh
  • Forest Lodge
  • Garden Island
  • Glebe
  • Goat Island
  • Green Square
  • Haymarket
  • Kings Cross
  • Macdonaldtown
  • Mlilers Point
  • Moore Park
  • Newtown
  • Paddington
  • Potts Point
  • Pyrmont
  • Raliway Square
  • Redfern
  • Rosebery
  • Rushcutters Bay
  • St James
  • St Peters
  • Strawberry Hlils
  • Surry Hlils
  • Sydney CBD
  • The Domain
  • The Rocks
  • Ultimo
  • Waterloo
  • Woolloomooloo
  • Zetland

City of Sydney Councils Tree Preservation Order allows for the following work to be carried out without consent or permission:

  1. Removal of a dead/dying or dangerous tree

  2. Work carried out on a tree by the Council, State Emergency Services or a person acting on either of their behalf in response to an emergency.

  3. Removal or pruning in accordance with AS4373 Pruning of Amenity Trees to allow electricity supply.

  4. Removal of pruning in accordance with AS4373 Pruning of Amenity Trees to provide 0.5 metre clearance of insulated electricity supply cables.

  5. Tree pruning or removal approved by a current Development Consent issued by the City.

  6. Control, removal and eradication of any species declared a noxious plant within the City under the Noxious Weeds Act, 1993.

The Tree Preservation Order exemption list does not apply to the following:

  1. Trees on private property can be pruned without City permission where it will achieve clearances for the areas listed in the table below and where the branch size is less than the diameter size shown. Other factors to consider include:

  2. Pruning will not remove more than 5% of the tree’s total canopy.

  3. The structural stability of the tree will not be affected.

  4. Damage or decline of the tree will not be caused.