FAQs

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Blackwood Tree Services attends to trees in the Blackwood and surrounding area and has done since 1983. We will likely be working in your street or passing through in any given week of the year.

Our service area includes, but is not always limited to;

  • 5050 Area: Bellevue Heights & Eden Hills
  • 5051 Area: Blackwood, Craigburn Farm, Coromandel Valley & Hawthorndene
  • 5052 Area: Belair & Glenalta
  • 5159 Area: Aberfoyle Park, Chandlers Hill, Flagstaff Hill & Happy Valley
  • 5062 Area: Brown Hill Creek, Hawthorn, Linton, Mitcham, Springfield & Torrens Park

Please contact our office for more details.

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Absolutely. Blackwood Tree Services offers a full service with qualified team members and a specialised stump grinding machine to successfully remove almost any stump. We may even be able to give you an estimate over the phone.

Blackwood Tree Service may in some circumstances be able to arrange a mulch delivery. We often offer to leave mulch on-site so it can be used in our Client’s garden. A helpful tip with tree mulch is to leave it for a short period of time so it may compost down and make a better base in your garden bed. Please contact our office for more details.

Pruning trees growing over your boundary from an adjacent property is allowed depending on the circumstances. When the tree is on the boundary with no clear side being the point of growth, where it started growing, it can be considered to be in a joint ownership. In this type of situation both land owners will need to agree on any works that is proposed.

Some helpful questions when approaching boundary tree issues:

  1. Is the tree putting life or assets at risk?
  2. Is the tree owner legally responsible?
  3. What can you, the effected neighbour do?
  4. Is the tree protected?
  5. Does it require removal or maintenance?

Pruning back a significant or regulated tree that is encroaching on your property does not generally require council approval unless it is likely to affect the tree’s health or natural appearance. Always be fully prepared in these matters, contact our Blackwood Services Team and one of our qualified Arborists will assist you.

Absolutely. Blackwood Tree Services offers a full service with qualified team members and a specialised stump grinding machine to successfully remove almost any stump. We may even be able to give you an estimate over the phone.

Blackwood Tree Service may in some circumstances be able to arrange a mulch delivery. We often offer to leave mulch on-site so it can be used in our Client’s garden. A helpful tip with tree mulch is to leave it for a short period of time so it may compost down and make a better base in your garden bed. Please contact our office for more details.

Pruning trees growing over your boundary from an adjacent property is allowed depending on the circumstances. When the tree is on the boundary with no clear side being the point of growth, where it started growing, it can be considered to be in a joint ownership. In this type of situation both land owners will need to agree on any works that is proposed.

Some helpful questions when approaching boundary tree issues:

  1. Is the tree putting life or assets at risk?
  2. Is the tree owner legally responsible?
  3. What can you, the effected neighbour do?
  4. Is the tree protected?
  5. Does it require removal or maintenance?

Pruning back a significant or regulated tree that is encroaching on your property does not generally require council approval unless it is likely to affect the tree’s health or natural appearance. Always be fully prepared in these matters, contact our Blackwood Services Team and one of our qualified

Arborists will assist you.

Certain trees are protected by the Development Act 1993. The legislation was amended in 2011 to offer a two tiered system.

  • Significant Trees: trunk circumference >3m
  • Regulated Trees: trunk circumference between 2m and 3m.

Council approvals can be required for either class of tree, if a tree requires removal, pruning or is in the vicinity of development activity. Blackwood Tree Service will be able to assist you in determining if your tree fits into either tier.

There are, however, some exemptions from controls under this legislation.

Exemptions:

  • One of 22 species of exotic trees listed in the Development Regulations
  • Located within 10m of an existing building or in-ground pool, unless Willow Myrtle or any Eucalyptus
  • Trees within 20m of a dwelling in a medium and high bushfire protection area or considered dead
  • Maintenance Pruning of less than 30% of a tree crown is not controlled when it is required to remove dead or diseased limbs or branches that pose a material risk.

For help knowing where you stand with your tree, simply call our team at Blackwood Tree Service to arrange a site visit with one of our Arborists.

Blackwood Tree Service Arborists are qualified and well experienced. The team undertakes regular training with decades of local experience. We have been operating since 1983!

Yes. We will arrange a time to visit your property and talk over the process with you. The cost for ou services depends on many factors. Such as tree size, accessibility and task. Once we understand your needs, the Blackwood Tree Service team can better service your requirements and provide a written quotation detailing what we will do and offer our best fee for quality service.

Call us today (08) 8278 2538