Trees and nature strips


Your role

The trees on your property should be planted half the height they will to grow away from the house, fence, or other buildings. This is to keep the roots from causing damage and to make sure the branches don’t hang over nearby properties.

If your trees, or your neighbour’s trees, are causing problems to private property, or drain pipes, we encourage you to talk about it. If a branch from one property hangs over the neighbours, the overhang can be removed back to the fence. This is also something to talk about with your neighbours.

If you are thinking about removing or pruning a tree, it’s important to check if you need a Planning Permit.

Our role

We deal with trees on Council land, road reservations and some nature strips. If trees on private property are causing a traffic hazard or overhanging a footpath, we may take action.

We take care to choose the right trees and maintain them correctly. We also choose trees that look good, and provide physical, environmental and ecological benefits to the community.

To let us know if there’s a problem with a tree that we are responsible for, please get in touch.

Nature strips 

Nature strips are an important part of our city. They make the streets look good and provide a way to deliver underground services.

Your role

Looking after nature strips has long been regarded as the ‘civic duty’ of the residents of Glenorchy – which basically means that it is expected that residents who live in the nearby properties will maintain nature strips. We encourage you to take care of your nature strip as part of your front lawn.

If you need help to maintain your nature strip you can contact the Volunteer Centre on (03) 6216 6671. The Centre is open on Tuesdays from 10am – 12pm.

Our role

Road reservations (islands) are our responsibility. If a reservation is overgrown or there is a problem please get in touch. 

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