Trees are very vital in Australia and those in the business of tree care knows how important to maintain and love them. However, there may be some cases that a tree becomes dangerous and may need to be removed although you cannot actually cut down a tree just because you think it is hazardous, there are procedures first that you have to follow before a tree removal.
What you should do first
In order to determine if your tree shows more risks than benefits, consult the council regulations first and determine if they will allow you. In many cases, you will need to get a council approval before you can chop down any tree as most states and territories want to stay green.
Do also a bit of research since most councils make their decision based on the size of the tree, its location and species. Each council also has their own rules so check their website and see if you are following them.
In most cases, you may not need a permit if only the part that is posing threat is cut down but not the entire tree. But it is still better to make sure to consult a professional arborist as they can identify the tree species and do the measurement of the tree. They will also help you refer to the council regulations to make sure you are not breaking the law.
Getting a permit
Getting a permit is easy as you just need to download the file from the council website. Ask a certified arborist to help you in completing the paperwork and evidence showing that removal is the only option. Once you finally get their approval, then the removal will begin.