Tree and Vegetation Management

View from Warragamba Lookout

Street tree maintenance

Council is committed to the holistic management of street trees in a rural and residential setting. Council recognises that trees are an essential, living infrastructure asset and resource that provides a wide range of social, environmental and economic benefits.

Street trees will be pruned to:

  • Improve line of sight for vehicular movements
  • Remove any dead, dying or dangerous branches (or trees if deemed necessary)
  • Allow clearance for pedestrians and vehicles
  • Allow clearance to buildings (where practicable)
  • Improve their health and structure

Street trees will not be pruned or removed:

  • To allow or improve a view or excessive solar access
  • To reduce fruit or leaf fall, sap drop, bird droppings or similar natural processes
  • Because branches overhang a boundary
  • For any other reason that may violate laws and regulations that protect trees

As part of living in an residential and rural environment, property owners are expected to be responsible for undertaking external maintenance of their property such as cleaning gutters of leaves. The benefits of trees far out way any minor inconveniences they may cause.

If you believe a street tree requires pruning, please review the relevant tree management policies first, then contact Council on 02 46771100 or with your request. The tree will be assessed and prioritised for work in accordance with appropriate maintenance program.

Please do not prune street trees yourself. They are community assets, and it is Council's responsibility to look after them. Fines can apply.

Wollondilly Pesticides Notification Plan

The Notification Plan for the Use of Pesticide in Public Spaces within the Wollondilly Local Government Area (LGA) or its agents has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Pesticides Regulation 1995.

Noxious and Environmental Weeds

Wollondilly Shire Council is committed to the control and eradication of weeds, wherever they may grow.