Manly Council's policy is to maintain the attractiveness, appeal and amenity of the area by preserving healthy trees in recognition of the value and importance of trees held by the community.

Trees play an important part in maintaining the health of our environment, they help to protect soil and water supplies, provide habitat, food, shelter and protection for wildlife. Trees in urban areas act as extensions of and links between core bushland, also known as bushland corridors.

The Manly Council  Manly Local Environmental Plan 2013,  pdf format Manly Development Control Plan Amendment 4 (10.56 MB), pdf format Tree Management Policy (256.51 KB), and pdf format Tree Management Strategy (1.43 MB) applies to all trees in the Manly LGA  .

Note: It is illegal to remove or prune any trees on public land, parks, bushland reserves or foreshore areas