Tree maintenance

This sample letter can be used when you need to request the operator undertake tree maintenance in the community and on your residential site. For information on operators responsibilities, see Factsheet Operator responsibilities in land lease communities

Copy and paste the template letter below or download a copy from the link above. Remember to substitute your details for the details contained in [square brackets].


[Your name and address]


[Operator or managers name and address]


Dear …

Re: Request for tree maintenance at [your address]

I am writing to bring to your attention the need for tree maintenance on the following tree located  [Provide details of location and type of tree if known]. The tree is [Provide details of the problem/concern with the tree]. 

Please note that under section 48 of the Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013 an operator must ensure that all trees in the community are maintained and take reasonable action when a home owner reports that a tree has caused injury/damage or is likely to cause injury/damage to a person or property.

If you have any questions regarding this letter, or if you require any further information about the tree maintenance required please contact me on [phone number]


Yours sincerely

[Home owner]