Trees on private land

Planting trees on private land

There’s no law regarding what a property owner can plant on their property.

We advise that you plant the largest growing and longest-lived indigenous species of tree possible for the given growing conditions and site constraints.

When assessing a potential tree planting site, you should look for:

  • site conditions such as soils, climate, aspect, drainage, services, structures, scenic views, solar access, physical access
  • desired horticultural characteristics of the new tree such as evergreen or deciduous, height, width, crown shape, vigour, provenance, flowers, fruit
  • desired function of the new tree such as shade, screening, habitat, shelter, windbreak, framing of views.

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

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Planting trees in North Sydney

Do you want to plant a tree on your property? This guide tells you everything you need to know.

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