Trees on Council Land

1. Overview

You can report fallen trees or branches, or other urgent/emergency issues about any of our trees by calling us on 1300 735 025

For non-urgent public tree related issues please read through the following sections.

2. Urban street trees

QPRC’s urban street trees are routinely inspected and maintained to ensure ease of movement around our tree assets. Trees are pruned to improve vehicle and pedestrian line of sight, pedestrian and vehicular egress, street sign visibility and street light illumination. Please refer to the Street Verge Maintenance Policy(PDF, 401KB) if you require more information.

Urban street trees are valuable council and community assets and will not ordinarily be pruned or removed for:

  • Causing minor shading
  • Shedding of leaves, fruit, bark or flowers as this is considered a natural process
  • Unsubstantiated fears about large trees or bushfire risk
  • Improvement of a view or solar panel efficacy
  • Causing a blockage to pipes
  • Causing minor damage to property e.g. driveways/fences/pathways

To report an issue with a council street tree, please call Council’s Customer Service team on 1300 735 025 or report it online here.

Council’s Tree Management Officer will attend the site, assess the tree and determine whether intervention is required.

Rural roadside trees

Trees and vegetation planted or growing in rural road reserves or verges are managed by QPRC’s Roads team.

Please report rural roadside tree issues including trees that have fallen onto or across the road to Council’s Customer Service team by calling 1300 735 025 or report it online here.

3. Trees in parks, playgrounds, reserves and laneways

QPRC’s open area and parkland trees are periodically inspected and maintained on an as required basis, depending on the type of use in that area.

Council’s open area and parkland trees are valuable council and community assets and will not ordinarily be pruned or removed for:

  • Causing minor shading
  • Shedding of leaves, fruit, bark or flowers as this is considered a natural process
  • Unsubstantiated fears about large trees
  • Improvement of a view or solar panel efficacy
  • Contributing to a blockage of pipes
  • Causing minor damage to property e.g. driveways/fences/pathways

To report an issue with a council parkland tree, please call Council’s Customer Service team on 1300 735 025 or report it online here.

Council’s Tree Management Officer will attend the site, assess the tree and determine whether intervention is required. 

4. Trees impacting overhead powerlines

Please direct all tree related powerline enquiries to Essential Energy via their website  https://www.essentialenergy.com.au/

If your enquiry relates to wires down, sparks or fire, or other life threatening matters, then please call Essential Energy urgently on 13 20 80.