North Sydney Councils Tree Preservation Order allows for the following work to be carried out without consent or permission:
- Trees that are declared to be dead or dying as confirmed by an appropriately qualified arborist.
- Pruning deadwood from a tree
- Noxious weeds as prescribed by the Noxious Weeds Act, 1993 (except for large canopy species including Camphor laurel (Cinnamomum camphora); Coral Tree (Erythrina sp.) and Celtis (Celtis sp.).
- Trees or vegetation that are being maintained or removed by North Sydney Council staff (or their sub-contractors) on land under Council’s ownership or care and control.
- Trees or vegetation that have been authorised to be removed or pruned pursuant to a Development Consent issued under the Act, but not prior to the issue of a Construction Certificate relating to that Development Consent
- Removal of tree with a height of less than 10m, a crown width less than 10m or a trunk circumference less than 1.5m measured 1m above ground level, except the following species which require to be less than 5metres in height; Port Jackson Fig (Ficus rubiginosa),Moreton Bay Fig (Ficus macrophylla), Sydney Red Gum (Angophora costata)