The Gold Coast Council is committed to protecting the biodiversity and ecological values of the area, so it wants to protect both trees and vegetation on private land. The council will allow you to remove trees from your property if they are too close to the boundary, buildings or pool fence. This permission does need to meet specific requirements, however, relating to the distance from the boundary, buildings or pool fence and also the size of the property.
If you believe that one of your trees is dangerous, however, you will need to apply to the council for it to be assessed. On the other hand, if the tree has become dangerous due to storm damage, the council allows our arborist to make the area safe. Don will take photos of the damaged tree and submit them to the council prior to removing the tree. Some trees can be removed without obtaining a permit and that’s despite the size of your land or closeness to boundaries, buildings or pool fences. That’s because they are considered to be pest trees. These include Cocos Palms, Umbrella Trees, Coral Trees, Cadaghi and Slash Pines.
You can check out all the requirements for tree removal on the Gold Coast Council website, but Don, our arborist, always keeps himself up to date with these requirements. You can also check out our stump grinding gold coast services.
So give Kiwi Tree Lopping a call on 0422 218 153 and we’ll come around and give you a free quote for tree removal on your property.