Exempt tree species

Rhizomatous bambooPruning or removal of some tree species can occur without obtaining prior consent from Council, irrespective of their height or whether they are located on the site of a Heritage Item or within a Heritage Conservation Area.

The following species are exempt in all parts of the Inner West Council area:

  • Bambusa spp. (Bamboo) [all types]
  • Eriobotrya japonica (Japanese Loquat)
  • Ficus elastica (Rubber tree)
  • Ligustrum sinense (Small-leaf privet)
  • Ligustrum lucidum (Large leaf privet)
  • Musa spp. (Banana)
  • Nerium oleander (Oleander)
  • Toxicodendron succadeneum (Rhus tree/Japanese Wax)
  • Morus nigra (Mulberry)
  • Syagrus romanzoffianum [syn. Arecastrum romanzoffianum] (Cocos Palm / Queen Palm)
  • Schefflera spp. (Umbrella Tree/Umbrella Plant)
  • Persea americana (Avocado Pearl Tree)
  • Ailanthus spp. (Tree of Heaven)
  • Lagunaria patersonia (Norfolk Island Hibiscus)
  • Celtis sinensis (Chinese Hackberry) (when less than 10m in height)
  • Celtis Occidentalis (American Nettle Tree) (when less than 10m in height)

The following species are exempt in all parts of the Inner West Council area except for the former Marrickville local government area – i.e. Camperdown (south of Parramatta Road), Dulwich Hill, Enmore, Lewisham, Marrickville, Newtown, Petersham, St Peters, Stanmore, Sydenham and Tempe.

  • Mangifera indica (Mango Tree)

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