RESIDENTS in the northern Illawarra have been warned about a tree removal business operating in the city.
Wollongong City Council has been told residents are being door-knocked and offered discounted tree pruning for cash.
A Council spokesperson said it is investigating reports that work has been carried out without the appropriate approvals.
“We have also been told in some instances, money has been taken and work left uncompleted,” the spokesperson said.
“We would ask any residents who have been contacted about tree removal and are concerned about the business’ legitimacy to contact NSW Fair Trading or Council. We also ask residents to let their neighbours know about Council’s investigation.”
For more information on the correct tree removal process and approvals contact Council’s Customer Service on (02) 4227 7111 or visit Council’s website.