Tree disputes

This fact sheet explains how the Trees (Disputes Between Neighbours) Act 2006 (Tree Disputes Act) applies to tree disputes.

The Tree Disputes Act applies to trees and hedges that are located on private land. It does not relate to trees on public land or disputes with public authorities about tree management.

Before agreeing to prune or remove a problematic tree, it is important to first check whether permission is required. See our fact sheet on Clearing Trees on Urban Land and Environmental Zones for more information.

Other fact sheets you may find useful: Clearing Vegetation, LEPs and SEPPs, Land and Environment Court

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