Tree vandalism

A tree shouldn't die for a view

In North Sydney, native trees are being killed for water views. All the benefits provided by trees are incrementally reduced with every healthy tree killed.

Every case of tree vandalism costs ratepayers. Depending on the severity of the case, the cost to the community can be more than $8,000 for investigation, signage, replacement and remediation every time it happens.

Tree vandalism is defined as the unlawful destruction, damage or injury to trees and vegetation on community and private land.

Examples include poisoning, mowing, pruning, removal and ringbarking.

Our Tree Vandalism Policy guides the investigation and assessment of incidents of malicious damage to trees. It also details the procedures to be followed once the level of significance of the incident has been assessed.

On average, there are four or five tree vandalism incidents per year of low to medium-high severities.

Contact Council

Our Customer Service Centre operates from 9am to 5pm. Our Council Rangers are on duty and contactable seven days a week from 5.30am to midnight.

Address: Customer Service Centre, 200 Miller Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060

Telephone: (02) 9936 8100

Tree management plans and policies

We have key plans, policies and strategies that direct our management of trees on public and private land.

View our tree policies