Forestry, Clearing Vegetation & Trees

EDO NSW has produced a number of resources on forestry, clearing vegetation and trees

Fact Sheets on this topic include:

  • Forestry
  • Clearing Vegetation
  • Trees (including tree disputes)

EDO NSW also undertakes law reform work relevant to forestry, clearing vegetation and trees. Read our submissions.

EDO NSW represents individuals and community groups in public interest litigation to protect the environment. Read about our past cases on forestry, clearing vegetation and trees.

Learn how to Have Your Say about decisions relevant to forestry, clearing vegetation and trees.

Forestry

This Fact Sheet explains the system that regulates forestry on Crown and private lands. It discusses the various forestry agreements that can be made between the state and national governments, logging licences and offences, and opportunities for the public to have their say about forestry. It also explains how forestry relates to other environmental laws, including those protecting threatened species and native animals and plants.

The information will be useful for people concerned about the impact of forestry operations on the environment, users of state forests, and landholders and neighbours of proposed or existing forestry operations.

Other Fact Sheets you may find useful: Threatened Species and Ecological Communities, Native Animals and Plants, Clearing Vegetation

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Clearing Vegetation

Please note the law governing the clearing of vegetation changed in August 2017 and this fact sheet is out of date. It will be updated shortly.

This fact sheet describes the regulatory framework governing the clearing of vegetation in NSW in rural areas and how these laws interact with other environmental laws, including those protecting threatened species and native animals and plants. It identifies opportunities for public comment on proposed clearing and details how unauthorised clearing can be enforced.

The fact sheet will be useful for landholders who wish to clear land in rural areas and anyone concerned about land clearing activity.

Other Fact Sheets you may find useful: Trees (including tree disputes), Forestry, Native Animals and Plants, Threatened Species and Ecological Communities

Trees (including Tree Disputes)

This Fact Sheet explains how trees are protected in towns and cities. It includes information about protections put in place by local councils, and how these protections are enforced. 

Other Fact Sheets you may find useful: Clearing Vegetation, LEPs and SEPPs, Land and Environment Court

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