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Street Tree and Verge Trees

Street tree planting on public road verges within the City of Mandurah is undertaken by the City in response to a 

street tree request by property owners and through programmed street tree planting. Street tree planting may also be undertaken by developers as part of subdivisional, commercial, industrial and residential developments.

Managing Existing Trees

Trees that are located on the street verge adjacent to private property are the maintenance responsibility of the City and are only to be pruned or maintained by the City or by the City’s approved contractors.

Street tree pruning is periodically undertaken by the City to ensure that trees located under overhead power are maintained to meet the clearances required from the overhead power lines in accordance with Western Power requirements.

The City can be contacted if a street tree requires an inspection or to request maintenance should you have concerns regarding the health, location or safety of a tree located on a street verge, street median or the City’s reserves. Please refer to the City's street tree care and maintenance form.

Removal of Trees

The City does not support the removal of healthy, stable and viable street trees and will not consider the removal of trees for reasons such as; to reduce leaf litter or to improve or create views. Only trees that meet the City’s criteria regarding the health and safety of the tree will be considered by the City for removal.

Upon receipt of a request for a street tree to be removed, City’s officers will assess the tree/s requested to be removed and will advise the applicant of the outcome. It is generally expected that where possible, should a resident be granted approval for a tree to be removed, a replacement tree will be required to be planted in its place or nearby location.

Request for New Trees

The City will provide street trees for the street verge adjacent to your property on request by the property owners. Owners are required to complete and submit the street tree request form.

 

Neighbouring Trees/ Trees on Private Property 

Issues relating to trees on private properties are a civil matter between adjoining property owners and do not generally involve local Councils in the first instance. Council will become involved only if it can be shown that the tree is in fact a danger to persons or property and that the ratepayers concerned have taken all reasonable steps to come to an amicable agreement.  

The City’s neighbouring trees legal implications details the recommended procedure for property owners to follow with concerns and issues regarding neighbouring trees and branches or concerns for dangerous trees.

 

  
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