Tree removal permits have a 2:1 replacement tree requirement (hedges are 1 tree per every 4m of hedge). See our updated replacement tree list. Replacement trees must be planted 6 months after permit has been issued. All replacement trees and their planting locations must be approved by a City Arborist before planting.
All replacements must meet the following criteria:
- Must be 3-5cm caliper "diameter of a tree at 15 cm above the natural grade of the ground, measured from the base of the tree"
- Minimum height of 15ft (5m) at maturity - approximately 25 years of age
- No weeping or dwarf species
- No fruit bearing species such as apple, pear, plum, cherry, and peach.