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: Side of 36 Herbert St, Summer Hill

  • Date: December 2019
  • Location: Side of 36 Herbert St, Summer Hill
  • Tree speciesEucalyptus crebra 

Why are we removing this tree?

  • The trees biological health is in decline and decay causing pathogens have been detected in the main trunk .

Replacement tree

To be planted during 2020 annual planting season.

Tree removal notice: Petersham Park, Petersham. (Behind Grandstand)

  • Date: 12 December 2019
  • Location: Petersham Park, Petersham. (Behind Grandstand)
  • Tree speciesHarpephyllum caffrum (Kaffir Plum)

Why are we removing this tree?

  • The tree has extensive basal decay.
  • The trees structural integrity has been compromised.

Replacement tree

Replacement species to be determined.
To be planted during Council’s annual Tree Planting Program – between May and August 2020




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Page last updated: 22 Jan 2020