REMOVAL OF TREES ON COUNCIL OWNED LAND

JCPZ does not permit the cutting down of trees. The only circumstances under which JCPZ will cut down a tree is when the tree is severely dying back, diseased beyond recovery or dead. Trees can only be removed should they pose a danger to the public or private property. JCPZ regards the following requests as invalid reasons for trees to be removed and therefore such requests may not be approved under the following conditions:

- Security hazard

- Dropping of leaves/seeds/flowers into a pool or gutters

- Blocking sunlight

- Blocking of street lights (making the property dark)

- Blocking residents’ view

- The tree is exotic/invasive

- Wants to construct an additional entrance to the resident’s property and the tree is in the way.

- The tree grows into the overhead power cables, the tree blocks the reception of the residents satellites, etc.

- Should the customer insist on the removal of the tree for any of the invalid reasons stated above or other reasons, it may be done but then the customer will be required to pay for (1) the value of the tree (as JCPZ is losing an asset) and (2) the labour costs for removing the tree.
 



HORTICULTURAL MAINTENANCE AND PARK INFRASTRUCTURE

Please be informed that all service requests relating to Horticultural Maintenance and Park Infrastructure must be directed to the City of Johannesburg call center on (011) 375 5555 / 0860 56 2874 or alternatively e-mail JoburgConnect@joburg.org.za
 


EMERGENCY FALLEN TREES

Please be informed that all service requests relating to emergency fallen trees/branches must be directed to the City of Johannesburg call center on (011) 375 5555 / 0860 56 2874 or alternatively e-mail JoburgConnect@joburg.org.za. Tree emergencies include: Obstruction of streets, trees that have fallen onto properties or vehicles, trees that have fallen onto the sidewalk but block the owner’s driveway, prevent the owner exiting from the property, trees that have fallen onto residents

 
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