Inner West Council

Trees

Ashfield is one of the oldest local government areas in Sydney. As a consequence, many of the street trees are approximately 100 years old. These trees contribute to our urban environment by providing shade and cover to the paved surfaces reducing run-off and reflected heat.

Trees alter the environment in which we live by moderating climate, improving air quality and harbouring wildlife. Trees absorb or reflect radiant energy from the sun, absorb carbon dioxide and other air pollutants and provide habitat for our dwindling wildlife.

Council has recognised the importance of trees in our urban environment and for these reasons have adopted a tree preservation order.

Visit our Application Forms page and download an application form to prune or remove a tree.

Click here to download the Ashfield Tree Preservation Policy.

Street Tree Strategy

Click here to download the Ashfield Street Tree Strategy Part A: Strategy

Click here to download the Ashfield Street Tree Strategy Part B: Street Tree Management Guidelines & Policies

Click here to download the Ashfield Street Tree Strategy Part C: Technical Guidelines, Details and Specifications