How do I prune a tree?
- General crown maintenance to prune deadwood/crown thin/selective/formative/ i.e. to reduce branches from touching the building.
- Crown modification pruning refers to reduction /lifting/ remedial pruning i.e. damaged, declining or disease limbs.
- Where an exemption applies all works must be less than 10 percent of the trees total foliage area of the canopy and must not alter the structure, size and height of the tree.
- When undertaking tree works, the use of equipment that will wound the bark and conductive tissues must not be used on, or in sections of a tree to be retained, (ie: spurs, spikes, hooks, chained platforms lowering systems or any other tools that will penetrate or severely bruise bark and conductive tissue).
If the trees are growing on a property owned by Strata or Company title the application form must be signed by an authorised officer.
Units/ Flats/ Town houses (in excess of 3 strata subdivided properties)
- If the tree to be removed and/or pruned is located on common property, then the permission of the Body Corporate is required under its seal on letterhead.
Strata between two properties
- If the tree to be removed and/or pruned is located on shared common property, then the permission of the adjoining owner is required.
- If the tree to be removed and/or pruned is located wholly on the owner's property, then the permission of the adjoining owner is not required.