Street Trees are an intrinsic part of the character of Lane Cove. Council supplies and plants all trees on the Council owned nature strip.
Council selects trees that are natives endemic to Lane Cove (following Council's native planting policy) and are selected based the site location and site restrictions such as sight lines, services, size of the planting area and any other obstructions etc. ie the appropriate species for the appropriate location.
There is a maximum of 2 per property but this is also subject to the above considerations. In most cases, selections are made in consultation with the resident concerned.
If you would like to order a tree or your existing trees require attention you can lodge a Request for Service online.
Street Trees Near Powerlines
The general rule of thumb is that if the street tree is on public property and its branches overhang powerlines or the tree is located within 3 metres of power lines then Ausgrid is responsible for determining if it requires
trimming or removal. Only Ausgrid's authorised contractors are allowed to remove trees or branches near live wires and they will be required to respond in the first instance, prior to Council. To report street tree maintenance near power lines you can complete the reporting form on Ausgrid's website www.ausgrid.com.au/treetrimming.
In the case of an emergency involving power lines do not fill out the online form – instead, contact Ausgrid immediately on 13 13 88.