Problem trees & removals

Requests for street tree trimming near power lines, contact Energex on 13 12 53.

Problem trees

Tree roots can cause significant damage to sewers and drains. Property owners must consider the growth habits of trees before planting.

Commonly planted trees which cause problems are:

  • Gums
  • Figs
  • Rubber plants
  • Willows
  • Mango trees
  • Poincianas
  • Coral trees
  • West African tulip trees
  • Umbrella trees
  • Camphor laurels

Local native trees are recommended as they require minimal maintenance and support local wildlife.


Complaints regarding problem trees on private property should be referred to the property owner.

For problem trees occurring on a footpath or in a council park, please contact Council.

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