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Trees play an important role in the ‘greening’ of our city. They make our surroundings pleasant, provide relief from summer’s heat and reduce glare from the pavement. They also increase the value of real estate. Trees also reduce runoff and improve the quality of the air we breathe.
Our trees are a precious resource that need to be managed carefully and the Council has a detailed tree management and maintenance program.
Pruning or Removing Trees - Application Guide
This guide explains when it is permissible to prune or remove a tree, or alter the soil level around a tree in the City of Ryde. Sometimes it is necessary to obtain a Tree Permit or gain Development Application approval before starting any work on a tree. This guide describes how to do so.
Tree Application Fees
Application fees for pruning or removing a tree over five metres.
Selecting the Right Tree
The location of your property may determine the type of tree you are required to select.
Consulting an Arborist
You should consult an arborist before submitting a Tree Application. Here’s a guide to getting the best advice for your money.
Importance of street trees and how you can help care for newly planted street trees.
Page Last Updated: 29 April 2013