Wolf Trees and Gardens provides Sydney residents with an affordable and professional tree cutting and removal service.
Are you having problems with your trees?
Do you need an affordable and professional tree cutting service that cleans up after themselves?
Wolf Trees and Gardens can look after you.
Hi, I’m Jonnie, proud owner of Wolf Trees and Gardens. We are a professional local business and can provide free and fast quotes within two business days to fix your problem quickly. At Wolf Trees and Gardens we service all types of jobs, including townhouses with difficult access, smaller trees or areas with difficult parking. Call and speak to me, Jonnie, personally. We take good care of your property and clean up after ourselves when the job is done. We are also an eco-conscious service and ensure all green waste is recycled properly. Rely on us to get your tree cutting issues sorted in no time.
Operating since 2011, Wolf Trees & Gardens knows the importance of managing the trees surrounding your home. We provide an excellent and professional service that families can afford and pride ourselves for our professionalism and cleanliness upon completion of the job. We service the Inner West, Eastern Suburbs, Bayside, Sutherland Shire and St George area. The owner, Jonnie Goodman, will answer your call personally and arrive on site to give you a quote within 24-48 hours. Jobs are completed with 7-10 days.
In June 2017, the Sutherland Shire Council relaxed some of its tree removal regulations to allow private property owners more control over the vegetation on their property. These new regulations walk a fine line between protecting both the area’s magnificent canopy and its residents’ properties. Council advised residents to familiarise themselves with the new statutes to make sure any planned landscape changes will comply with the rules. Here’s a rundown:
Protected trees are those necessary to maintain the region’s delicate canopy and remaining natural vegetation. They include: 1. Trees with large diameters: Single or multi-trunked trees that have diameters of 100 millimetres or more at a location at 500 millimetres above ground level fall under this category. 2. Bushland vegetation: Council defines bushland vegetation as a) any remnant of the land’s natural vegetation, including mangroves and b) altered vegetation that represents the structure and flora of the area’s natural vegetation. According to the statute, this applies to all herbaceous species, shrubs, and trees of every size. 3. Trees near creeks or watercourses: Trees that are growing within four metres of watercourses remain under protection. These trees prevent erosion, which can affect not only the Shire, but also areas downstream as well.
On private property, you do not need approval to do the following:
Council has provided a list of other trees that you may remove without Council’s permission. Make sure, though, that the tree is not of heritage significance before you remove it. These include:
If you aren’t sure which type of tree yours is, contact your tree removal company. They can identify the tree and help you remove it.
This legislation permits property owners within a 10/50 clearing entitlement area to remove the following vegetation without permission:
If you’re not sure if your property falls under this category, you need to contact the Rural Fire Service to see if your property is covered and whether there are other conditions you must meet before you begin to clear. Phone them on 1800 679 737.
If you need to remove—or even prune—a tree that does not fall under Council’s stated guidelines, you need to lodge an application with Council. To maintain the Shire’s canopy for the next generations, you will need to plant replacement trees at a 4:1 ratio. Council will notify you about their requirements for replacement plantings when they approve your application. Pruning applications will not require a fee-only approval. Tree removal applications will incur a $154.00 fee.
If you hire a qualified arborist, you can provide his or her report to support your application. This will reduce the cost of your application to $35.00, as long as a Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) report is included. Consulting arborists should have the following qualifications:
In emergencies or after a storm, report storm damage to trees to the SES. The agency maintains a 24-hour helpline for your convenience. Call them on 13 25 00 for help
Choose a tree management company that has a wide range of experience in providing eco-friendly tree removal and pruning services to residences and businesses in the Shire. To learn more about these regulations and how they impact your property management, contact the expert tree management team at Wolf Trees and Gardens today.