Pruning is needed to ensure the City of Canning’s street trees are clear for pedestrian and vehicle movement, clear of power lines and to allow safe sight-lines along roadways.

All pruning in the City is carried out by suitably-qualified personnel. Working to protect public utilities such as power supplies, the City may also prune to remove dead branches and to correct structural problems. Park trees may also require pruning for these issues.

It is important to note residents and their contractors are not permitted to prune trees on the street verge or in parks.

There are many reasons you may wish to have a street tree or park tree pruned. If you believe a tree needs attention, please submit an online branch pruning request and an inspection will be arranged.

If you are contacting the City to prune a street tree or park tree, please consider providing the following information in your correspondence:

  • Overhanging your property;
  • Overhanging the roadway;
  • Overhanging the footpath;
  • Sight-line issue;
  • Dropped branch.

Contact us by submitting an online branch pruning request.

Tree pruning requests are assessed against criteria outlined in the City’s Administration Policy Trees in Streets, Thoroughfares and Parks.

The management of the City’s trees is guided by the principles set out in Australian Standard AS4373-2007 Pruning of Amenity Trees and the Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) framework.

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