The Southern Highlands has large intact vegetation corridors and patches of bushland on public and private land. This vegetation provides habitat for our local fauna as well as threatened flora and threatened ecological communities. When it comes to vegetation management or individual tree removal, it is important to review the content found on these pages. Additionally, there is a plant guide to assist with revegetation efforts on your property.
Wingecarribee Shire Council has resolved to work with the community group Hedgewise with an aim to introduce planning provisions through NSW Department of Planning to control the height of hedge plantings in our area.
Tree hollows form in the trunk or branches of live or dead trees, and usually are found in much older trees, typically 100-150 years old.
This page provides you with information on submitting an application to Council (where Council is the approval agency) to remove one or more individual trees which may require approval on your property.
Our Shire is celebrated for beautiful trees that line our neighbourhood streets, fill our parks and feature in private gardens providing shade and changing colours throughout the year.
There are many choices we can make as gardeners to improve the wildlife habitat of our backyards and gardens, and this includes choosing local native species as decorative, border, screening or highlight plants.
To assist you in lodging your Tree and Vegetation Clearing application with the correct Agency, you can use Council’s Tree and Vegetation Clearing Guide Map to locate your property and obtain specific information on who to contact and what application process may be required.
Council understands that trees are living assets, subject to growth, decline and decay. As assets, they will be managed on Council land by adopting a holistic approach that plans for maintenance and renewal, within designated resources and levels of service.
Under the NSW Government 2017 Biodiversity Law Reforms, Tree and Vegetation Clearing applications which are not part of, or related to, a development application in the Shire are now handled by different agencies depending on the zoning of your property.
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