Street trees are an intrinsic part of the character of Lane Cove. Council supplies and plants all trees on the Council owned and managed land.
If you require a street tree to be pruned or a Council supplied tree to be planted, you can lodge a Request for Service online.
Council selects street tree species consistent with Council's Street Tree Master Plan, 2014. Trees are selected based on the site location and site restrictions such as sight lines, services, size of the planting area and any other obstructions: i.e. the appropriate species for the appropriate location. Residents will be notified with a letter prior to planting stating the proposed species.
For tree related emergencies outside business hours contact State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500.
The general rule 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. 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.
Tree Plotter is a comprehensive online tree inventory and database of local street trees. Residents can look up their favourite tree and find out its Eco Benefits such as air quality, carbon stored and stormwater runoff. The database also allows Council to monitor the age, health and general condition of trees in the area as well as map the distribution of tree species. This vital information will assist Council in its management of trees and in determining locations for future planting sites.