Regulated and significant trees must not be damaged. Tree damaging activities such as removal or killing of a significant tree could be treated as a serious offence and you could be fined. Ensure you contact your council first if in doubt and want to apply for removal of a significant tree.
Refer to your local council. Council’s Significant Tree Register defines significant trees as “those trees that make a major contribution to the everyday landscape and are therefore of special value to the community”.
Refer to the handbook- Trees & the Law Booklet which references all you need to know about liability and tree damage. Find out more.