Trees are beautiful natural formations that exist almost everywhere in the world. When you have trees on your property, many of them have probably been there for hundreds of years.

If you’ve lived on your property for a long time, you’ve likely grown emotionally attached to those trees and the picturesque scenery they provide out your window. The very thought of cutting those trees down as part of a home rebuild or renovation might seem illogical.

People also might hesitate to remove a tree because of the costs and regulations associated with doing so. Before removing a tree, you should first contact your local council and see what its rules and regulations are about tree removals in your area.

Every Australian council has its own rules regarding tree removal and what is required for a home rebuild or renovation but in most cases, you will need a permit.

If you fail to comply with the rules of your local council and you remove a tree illegally, you could be subjected to some hefty fines, ranging from $2,000 all the way to $50,000. So, make sure you have the appropriate legal permission to remove your trees.

Why might it be time to remove a tree from your property? There are at least 10 reasons:

Dangerous Growth

You might have a tree leaning over your existing house or an area of your property where people normally reside. You’ll want to remove this tree before you begin the rebuild to ensure there are no dangerous branches or root systems which may affect the new work.

New Landscaping or Rebuild

You might not like the current landscaping of your property. If you desire to update your landscaping and give it a makeover, this could involve removing multiple trees from certain areas on your property and planting new ones in other areas.

On larger blocks, commercial blocks and estates, you may want to factor in any tree removal as part of the overall work of a construction site cleanup or builders clean in Adelaide.

Decaying or Rot

Sometimes there are trees in poor condition. Perhaps they don’t receive enough water or sunlight and just start to decay.

A decaying tree can become very quick and flimsy. The trunk or its branches could break apart more easily, which increases the risk of them hurting someone. Cutting down a decaying tree is the best thing to do before this happens.

Dead Trees

If your tree is already dead, then it needs to be removed immediately to avoid serious problems later on.. There is no point in keeping a dead tree on your property. It serves no good purpose in nature, and it is an accident waiting to happen.

Interfering with House

If a tree is too close to your house, its roots are going to spread into the structure of your home. This could possibly compromise your home’s plumbing, electrical wires, cable wires and overall structure.

Never build a home close to a tree either. Cut down any trees that are touching your home or likely to impact upon the integrity of your renovation into the future.

Tree Infested with Termites

If your property has termites on the outside, these bugs will love to feast on your trees. This could pose a threat to your home because termites will weaken your trees and cause branches to fall off them very easily.

It is not sufficient to just kill the termites, either. You need to remove the trees that are infested.

Tree Blocking View

Sometimes you might want to look out the window of your home and enjoy the sight of your backyard. But if a tree is blocking your beautiful view, then you can remove that tree.

This might not be the best reason to remove a tree, but some people do love to admire the view of their property from inside.

If you are doing a home rebuild, you might be wanting to take advantage of improved views. Consider the current and future growth of trees and bushland which might impact your views.


Do you have trees that drop a lot of debris, such as needles, leaves, sticks and cones? If you’re sick of cleaning that stuff up from your property, you should remove the trees altogether.

Then you can save time and energy from cleaning debris.

Storm Damage

Did a hurricane or tornado just pass through your area? Did it damage any of your trees?

Storm damage is a common reason to remove a tree if it is unable to make a full recovery. Your tree might be leaning or on its last limb before it breaks and falls.

Remove the tree before it hurts somebody.

Oversized Garden

If there is an oversized tree on your property, its branches could pose a huge threat to people if they were to fall on them.

For safety reasons, you should consider removing oversized trees and avoid this from happening.

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