Possible termite/pest activity in trees

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Possible termite/pest activity in trees

Council will not always undertake the treatment of termites/pests in trees within parks, road or bushland reserves as they are considered a natural part of the environment and the treatment of termites/pests in trees will not stop them invading from other sources or properties.  It is the landowner’s responsibility to take the appropriate action to adequately protect their property from the invasion of termites/pests.

Council may consider the treatment of termites/pests in trees in some circumstances based on a risk assessment and at the discretion of the Council’s relevant officer. Factors to be considered include:
· Location of the tree
· Target area under the tree
· Significance of the tree