Mountford Park - specimen tree

Council is responsible for the management and maintenance of trees on the Shire's street roadsides and most of the trees in the Shire's parks, gardens and Council reserves, Good planning, species selection and appropriate maintenance are important for an appealing scenic quality, amenity and environment and for public safety.

Trees on Private Land

Trees play an important role in our environment. They provide habitat for wildlife and protect soil and water supplies.

Council has included in its Local Environmental Plan, provisions requiring the preservation of trees and bush land. Council makes every effort to retain and protect trees and will not approve the removal of a tree unless suitable evidence is provided.

For further information regarding tree management enquiries in Leeton Shire please refer to Council’s Tree Management Policy or call Council on 02 6953 0911 or email

Overhanging branches

Branches overhanging a footpath or intrusive roots can potentially cause an obstruction which can hinder mobility including safe and controlled pedestrian movement.

Adjoining property

Please note that property owners are responsible for trees within their property boundary and should ensure overhanging branches are pruned back from the footpath to avoid injury.

If a neighbour’s tree is causing concern or damage to property or underground pipes, and/or obstructing sunlight or views, it is recommended that you discuss the problem with your neighbour first, as they may be unaware of the concern or damage the tree is causing.

Note:  Disputes between neighbours are private matters which are regulated by the Trees (Disputes Between Neighbours) Act 2006 No 126. Council is not the regulatory authority in these matters and will only get involved if the tree/s in question is listed a Heritage Item or Development Consent is required to harm the tree.

Council property

If you see overhanging branches from a Council owned tree, please report a concern or contact Council on 02 6953 0911 or send an email to