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.

Haberfield tree planting program

Street Trees final

Council has consulted with WestConnex to negotiate an agreement which will see approximately 120 mature trees of varying species planted in streets and parks in Haberfield. The trees will be installed by the WestConnex M4 East project as part of their Tree Replacement Strategy works in accordance with conditions of approval.

Haberfield tree planting program (PDF 307.8KB)

Information about the works:

  • Works are planned to commence during May 2019 and will be completed by mid-July 2019 (park planting to be completed late-August)
  • The works will occur from during standard working hours of 7:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday and 8:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday.
  • The project will be funded and delivered by WestConnex M4 East in consultation with Council.

For detailed locations of where the trees will be planted see here (PDF 1.9MB)

Tree removal notice: 119 Old Canterbury Rd Dulwich Hill

  • Date: 2 May2019
  • Location: 119 Old Canterbury Rd Dulwich Hill
  • Tree speciesCasuarina glauca

Why are we removing this tree?

The tree has suffered a failure from the main leader and has defects within its branch unions.

Replacement tree

Tristaniopsis laurina 'Luscious'


Post Tree removal notice: 5 Denison Road Lewisham

  • Date: 2 May2019
  • Location: 5 Denison Road Lewisham
  • Tree species: Pistacia chinensis

Why are we removing this tree?

Due to a significant split in the main stem

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Page last updated: 23 May 2019