Planned Council tree works

Trees are one of our most important natural assets.

Inner West Council conducts cyclical maintenance of its street trees. This includes pruning works to improve tree health and structure, remove deadwood, and allow for clearance for buildings, pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

Removal of trees is seen as the last option – Council will always look for other management options first. Unfortunately in some cases and due to risk to public and property, removal may be the only option. Any tree that is identified for removal will have a notice affixed to the tree.

Please note that Council does not prune trees for power line clearance. Ausgrid is responsible for pruning street trees in these circumstances and sets out the required clearance for its power lines. Visit the Ausgrid power line clearance page for more information and planned trimming dates.

Tree removal notice: 5 James Lane, Balmain East

  • Date: 11 October 2019
  • Location: 5 James Lane, Balmain East
  • Tree speciesJacaranda mimosifolia

Why are we removing this tree?

  • This tree has poor form and structure with extensive decay.

Replacement tree

Jacaranda mimosifolia

Tree removal notice: Simpson Park, St Peters

  • Date: 14 October 2019
  • Location: Simpson Park, St Peters
  • Tree speciesFicus microcarpa ‘hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping Fig)

Why are we removing this tree?

  • The tree is showing symptoms of decline. An internal diagnostic test has found advanced decay in the lower trunk extending into the roots. This decay has greatly impacted the structural integrity of the tree.

Replacement tree

1 x super advanced Ficus microcarpa ‘hillii’ to be planted in March 2020.




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Page last updated: 12 Nov 2019