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Who Do I Need a Tree Removal Permit

Did you know that certain tree species are protected by the Brisbane City Council?

Protected species are those that are classified as part of Brisbane’s “unique landscape character”. These species include:

• Fig trees
• Mango trees
• Jacarandas
• Hoop, Bunya and Kauri pines
• Blue Gum
• Tallow wood
• Scribbly gum

Each of those species plays a unique role in the local ecosystem, whether it is supplying food to a particular species or being the preferred home of another. No tree trimming or removal company will undertake work around any of protected variety of tree without an official permit.

And while this list covers the core list of trees that are protected by permit, there are limitations on other tree varieties. Mango, Poinciana and Jacaranda varieties require permits once they’ve reached 80 cm in diameter, and pines, eucalyptus and gum trees require them once they’ve grown to 60 cm in diameter.

As an added note, the permit restrictions are tightest in areas classed as ‘emerging communities’ – where development and planning has only just begun.

For more information on permits and restrictions, visit the Brisbane City Council website. For all other Brisbane tree removal information, the team at K&S are always on hand.

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