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A planning permit is required to remove, destroy or lop any native tree or plant (including ferns and palms) which is: greater than 2m high, and has a single trunk circumference greater than m at a height of 1m above ground level. Pruning a native tree or native plant protected by the VPO is allowed without a permit in the VPO area.
In Victoria, there are no specific rules or regulations that can force a property owner not to plant big trees and this is usually something for neighbours to negotiate and agree upon themselves. If you’re still not happy and are considering bringing a private nuisance (External link) action, you’d be best to get independent legal advice first. For info visit the Vegetation and tree removal in bushfire areas You may need a permit Before you remove, destroy or lop (cut back) vegetation on your property (such as trees, shrubs, orchids, and groundcovers – either native or exotic species), you need to check that you are allowed to do this.
What removal is exempt from needing a planning permit? Some activities that you may be able to do without a planning permit include: removing native vegetation to build a boundary fence or maintain an existing fence on your land collecting fallen timber or remove small trees for personal use, such as firewood or fencing (small trees. The purpose of the Tree Protection Bylaw is to provide for the protection and preservation of trees on private property.
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If you would like to prune, remove, or work in the protect root zone of a bylaw protected tree, a permit may be required. Tree removal due to development. All Victorian planning schemes require that native vegetation removal is avoided wherever possible. If removal cannot be avoided, the removal should be minimised through suitable planning and design. Vegetation losses that are unavoidable may need to be offset with net gains or placement elsewhere.
Get an arborist or a tree lopper’s report outlining the tree’s condition, any safety issues and the maintenance it needs. If the report deems your neighbour’s tree is unsafe, get it in writing so you can show them. Get a quote for the tree maintenance you want. Do you want it removed or cut back? May 19, Tree Act Victoria The tree Act in Victoria is also known as the Forest Act It provides various guidelines concerning trees, including their removal and maintenance. The act also defines a tree or trees including shrubs, bushes, trees seedlings saplings whether dead or bushmulching.barted Reading Time: 8 mins.
Mar 14, If you are thinking of cutting trees on private property there are a few things to consider first. Sure it may be sick, damaged or just badly placed, but there are rules and regulations to follow and council fines for cutting down trees illegally.
Our infographic, Cutting Down Trees On Your Property covers when, why and what to do when removing a tree from your property/5(33).