Environment

Tree Clearing

Photo of vegetation being cleared

COVID-19 has presented an opportunity for residents to spend more time at home on their property getting stuck into projects that have been previously put on hold.

Kingborough Council wants to remind people that if they are in doubt about whether they can lawfully remove trees on their property, the best thing to do is check with Council.

“We are reminding everyone that a permit from Council is usually required to remove, destroy or lop native vegetation.  It is an offence to clear native vegetation without having sought an exemption,” Cr Winter said.

“The best thing to do is check first.  Give Council a call and have a chat to our team first so that you don’t run into problems later.”

Call Council on 6211 8200 for advice, or view or download the fact sheet: Vegetation Clearing (PDF).