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Priority Tree Services have provided a brief overview of Hornsby Council’s Tree Preservation Order. Please click the link provided below to view the full document.

Hornsby Council covers the following suburbs:

Berowra Heights
Berowra Waters
Castle Hill
Hornsby Hgt
Mt Colah
Mt Kuring-gai
Nth Epping
Pennant Hills
W Pennant H

Below is a brief overview of the Tree Preservation Order within Hornsby Council. Exemptions do not apply to lands mapped as Biodiversity, properties located inside conservation areas or that form part of a heritage item. Please note this document should be used as a guide only.

Hornsby Shire Councils Tree Preservation Order allows for the following work to be carried out without consent or permission:

  1. The removal of or pruning to a tree where Council is satisfied the tree is dying or dead and is not required for the habitat of native fauna.
  2. The removal of or pruning of a tree where the base of the trunk of the tree at ground level is located within 3 metres of the foundation of an approved building or structure eg pool, or other approved DA structure.
  3. The removal of a tree less than 3 metres in height not located within bushland.
  4. Trees deemed by Council in writing and shown by recorded photographic evidence or written evidence provided by a qualified Arborist (AQF5) as a risk to human life or is causing or likely to cause substantial damage to property.

To view complete Tree Preservation Order for this council please below.
[ Tree Preservation Order ]

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Tree Preservation Order Exempt Species For Hornsby Shire

  • Acacia elata, Mountain Cedar Wattle
  • Acmena smithii, Lilly Pilly
  • Allocasuarina littoralis, Black She-oak
  • Allocasuarina torulosa, Forest Oak
  • Angophora costata, Sydney Red Gum
  • Angophora floribunda, Rough-barked Apple
  • Banksia integrifolia, Coast Banksia
  • Banksia serrata, Old Man Banksia
  • Callistemon linearifolius, Netted Bottle Brush
  • Callistemon salignus, Willow Bottlebrush
  • Casuarina glauca She-oak, Swamp Oak
  • Ceratopetalum gummiferum, NSW Xmas Bush
  • Corymbia gummifera, Red Bloodwood
  • Elaocarpus reticulatus, Blueberry Ash
  • Eucalyptus botryoides, Bangalay
  • Eucalyptus creba, Narrow-leaved Ironbark
  • Eucalyptus elata, River Peppermint
  • Eucalyptus haemastoma, Broad-leaved Scribbly Gum
  • Eucalyptus paniculata, Grey Ironbark
  • Eucalyptus pilularis, Blackbutt
  • Eucalyptus piperita, Sydney Peppermint
  • Eucalyptus puncata, Grey Gum
  • Eucalyptus resinifera, Red Mahogany
  • Eucalyptus saligna, Sydney Blue Gum
  • Ficus rubiginosa, Port Jackson Fig
  • Glochidion ferdinandi, Cheese Tree
  • Melaleuca quinquenervia, Broad-leaved Paperbark
  • Pittosporum undulatum, Sweet Pittosporum
  • Syncarpia glomulifera, Turpentine
  • Syzgium paniculatum, Magenta Lilly Pilly
  • Toona australis, Red Cedar
  • Tristaniopsis laurina, Water Gum