Tree Preservation Order - Exempt Species

The following species are exempt from the Tree Preservation Order 2008 and you do not require a permit to remove or prune these trees on your property.

  • Alianthus altissima - Tree of Heaven
  • Alnus acuminata - Evergreen Alders
  • Arecastrum romanzoffianum - Cocos palms
  • Carica papaya - Paw paw
  • Cinnamomum camphora - Camphor laurel (under 10m in height)
  • Citrus sp. - All Citrus
  • Eriobotrya sp. - Loquat
  • Erythrina x sykesii - Coral tree
  • Ficus elastica - Rubber tree
  • Gleditsia triacanthos - Honey locust
  • Lagerstroemia - Crepe myrtle
  • Liquidambar styraciflua - Liquidambar (under 10m in height)
  • Morus sp. - Mulberry tree
  • Nerium oleander - Oleander
  • Olea africana - African Olive
  • Populus sp. - Poplars
  • Pittosporum sp. - Pittosporum (under 8m in height)
  • Prunus sp. - Prunus
  • Robinia psuedoacacia - False Acacia
  • Schefflera sp. - Umbrella tree
  • All vegetation on the Manly Council noxious weeds list
  • Dead trees where technical evidence can be provided to show they are dead

We do ask you to take a photo prior to works just as evidence to support your actions in case of complaints.

It is illegal to remove or prune any trees on public land, parks, bushland reserve or foreshore areas.