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Tree Removal Permits

Local government areas each have their own regulations regarding tree removal. Here at JK Cooper, we’ve got experience in the regulations of Cessnock, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Port Stephens, Great Lakes, Central Coast, Singleton and other Upper Hunter Local Government Areas (LGAs). When disaster strikes in these LGAs we are often on hand to assist with the cleanup and removal of fallen trees which has given us wide ranging experience in suburbs across the region. We will put this expertise into crafting a plan for your specific tree removal project.

Tree removal is subject to safety and environmental considerations which is why we fully comply with ISO Standards such as the “Pruning of Amenity Trees, saiglobal.com/pdftemp/previews/osh/as/as4000/4300/4373-2007.pdf

This Standard specifies methods for pruning of trees and gives guidance on correct and uniform practices. It is intended for use on amenity trees, including palms, and includes removal of deadwood, crown lifting, formative pruning, reduction pruning (including line clearance), selective pruning, crown thinning and remedial or restorative pruning. It does not include practices related to timber, foliage, fruit and flower production, chemical pruning nor to sculptural forms of pruning such as topiary, espalier, hedging and pleaching.

Did you know that, if you were to remove a tree without consent from the government, local or appropriate authorities, you could be subject to heft fines that can go all the way up to $1,000,000?

Nobody wants to deal with such fines and we’d hate to see that happen to you. Allow us, the tree experts at JK Cooper, to assist you with your tree removal and help you obtain the necessary permits that will allow you to do so.

Do you have a tree on your property that needs moving or removing? Applying for a tree removal permit is no joke or easy task. It’s a process that requires knowledge of the appropriate legalities and legal terms involved.

The Basics of Tree Removal Regulations

Local government areas each have their own regulations regarding tree removal. Here at JK Cooper, we’ve got experience in the regulations of the LGAs in the Hunter Region and we will put this expertise into crafting a plan for your specific tree removal.

Some LGAs have zoning laws that protect tree removal. However, there are several rules that permit the removal of trees, rules that we are happy to put to use on your project if you choose to work with us.

Applying for a Tree Removal Permit

Applying for a tree permit is a task that first requires you to get in touch with the appropriate officials at your local council. We’ve worked closely with council members in various LGAs for the past 40 years, earning ourselves a reputation of quality and adherence to standards. As such, we’ve built up such a strong connection with our local government officials and having our name included on your project will be immediately recognized as compliant.

When we contact the council on your behalf, we will use our knowledge and assessment of your situation regarding the particular tree or trees that you’d like removed from your property and we will be able to answer any preliminary questions that the council member may have.

It’s not unusual for clients come to us after having been overwhelmed by the questions put forth by the council regarding tree removal and the daunting task of compliance. It certainly helps to have a company like JK Cooper on your side in such arrangements, as we will be able to provide you with the necessary help and arborist expertise that you need.

We hope that you see the value in adding JK Cooper to your project team. Give us a call for a free quote today and we will help you get your unwanted tree removed as promptly as possible!

TESTIMONIALS

“Please thankyou your colleagues for the very professional job they did in reducing the height of our tree. It now has hanging flower baskets all over it and looks pretty good in its new form. I thought the boys might like to see the photos. Once again thanks for a job well done. ”

James Deluca

“Janine, Please thank your colleagues for the very professional job they did in reducing the height of our tree. It now has hanging flower baskets all over it and looks pretty good in its new form. I thought the boys might like to see the photos. Once again thanks for a job well done.

Jeff Richardson

"We would like to say thank you for doing such a marvelous job in taking down the tree on the above block this morning. Not only did the team do a superb job, but it was a joy to watch true professionals at work. James in particular showed great skill at the job, and was obviously aware of safety at all times, both for himself and his crew. He was also very pleasant and easy to get along with and we had every confidence in him as soon as we met. We were also very impressed by the efficiency and courteous manner shown by Erin in promptly returning phone calls and coordinating with Wildthing Environmental Services. We will be more than happy to recommend your company"

Denise Funnell & Ken Bradshaw

"Hi Caroline and Jamie,
Thanks heaps for finishing our job today. You guys do a great job, Walter (the ironbark) and the grey box look great. Thank you to Jamie for dealing with the casuarinas on the fence line making our job much easier. Can certainly recommend your service, clean up exceptional and good advice. Special mention to James with his customer service and manner and thoroughly being a good bloke."

Peter & Jan Mayon ( Wyburn Allandale NSW )
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