If you need further advice, please don't hesitate to call us on 0490-355-360.
Do I need to lodge an application for the removal of vegatation on my property?
There may be times when you need to lodge an application with Council before you can remove vegetation from your property.
Are some trees protected?
Yes. Heritage trees are often outstanding examples of their kind and their age and size means that they are generally rare on the Gold Coast. These trees play an important role in understanding and appreciating the history and heritage of the City.
How can I check if a tree is protected?
The Gold Coast Local Heritage Register protects a variety of heritage trees and other significant vegetation through provisions in the Queensland Heritage Act 1992.
If my neighbours tree overhangs my fence, do they have to pay for the trimming?
They should pay to trim back branches on your side of the fence if you ask them to. If you are able to come to an agreement with your neighbour for them to pay for an arborist to cut back overhanging branches, that's great. However, if not read on.
state a time by which the branches must be removed (at least 30 days from the date your neighbour receives the notice)
ask your neighbour to give at least 1 day’s written notice of when the branches will be removed, showing
who will do the work
the day it will happen
give permission to your neighbour or their contractor to enter your land on the agreed day between 8am and 5pm
include at least 1 written quote for the cost of the work and a copy of Part 4 of the Act.
Do I need my neighbour's permission to cut back their trees on my side of the fence?
exercise the common law right of abatement—your right to remove overhanging branches and roots to your boundary line
decide whether to return the lopped branches, roots or fruit to your neighbour, or dispose of them yourself. You do not have to return anything you trim from the neighbour’s tree but you may do so.
Can I throw back my neighbours branches and palm fronds?
Qld law states that you do not have to return branches from trees which have fallen into your yard, back over the fence to your neighbours, but you can.
I'm in dispute with my neighbours about trees on our fenceline, what do I do?
If you are involved in a civil dispute involving trees and vegetation, the information onthe Gold Coast City Council's website will assist in resolving the dispute.
If you do a job at my property can I keep the mulch?
Sure. Just let us know when you accept our quote.
What equipment do you have?
We have all sizes of Stihl chainsaws to manage any size job.