Georges River Council

2010 March-April 042TREE MANAGEMENT – Trees are an important part of our local character, attracting visitors and property buyers to the local area.  Council has three Tree Management Processes in place which are designed to protect as many trees as possible. By law, you will need to obtain a Tree Management Permit or Development Consent to remove or prune certain trees on private land.

Tree Pruning and removal

Recommended Trees – If a request to remove trees from your property has been successful, you are required to replant one or more trees anywhere within your property boundary within six weeks.  A selection of species is provided to guide residents when replanting a trees.

Checking Permission for Tree Removal

Reporting Unauthorised Removal- Phone: 9330 6400

IMG_0371BUSHCARE – The Georges River area has a large area of bushland with an abundance of native plant species. These bushland localites also support a number of native mammals, birds and reptiles, including ring-tail and brush-tail possums.  If you are interested in caring for local bushland, find out how you can get involved with A Bushcare Group.

Before attending, please contact Council

Phone: 9330 6400

Hurstville City Council Tree Management Study -2015

Prior to field work, there was an estimated 17,033 street trees in the LGA (i.e. the number of place markers). However, on completion of the field work, the number of street trees present in the LGA was reduced to 14,819. Across the whole of the LGA, 104 genera were encountered, and the most common were Lophostemon confertus and Callistemon sp. These made up nearly half (~48% of the total trees) of the trees across the LGA. Other common tree species included: Eucalyptus microcorys (~7%), Melaleuca quinquenervia (~6%), and Tristaniopsis laurina (~3%). While these same species tended to be the most common within each individual suburb, the proportions of each differed between suburbs.

This study was successful in providing an inventory of the street trees across the Hurstville LGA. With each individual tree assigned a unique identifier with accurate geographic coordinates, and semi-quantitative data on damage to infrastructure, tree health and the presence of overhead services.

The study concludes that importantly to maintain the dataset’s value, the data should not be view as ‘static’. Instead, the data will require periodic updating to maintain validity.

READ FULL REPORT – Hurstville City Council Tree Management Study 2015