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Plan Your Tree Removal

Planning is the first step in getting your pool project started. After you have chosen your contractor and confirmed the location of your pool, plan how the trees will be affected. Are the trees to be removed completely or pruned?

In botany, a tree is a perennial plant with an elongated stem, or trunk, usually supporting branches and leaves. In some usages, the definition of a tree may be narrower, including only woody plants with secondary growth, plants that are usable as lumber or plants above a specified height.

Correct pruning techniques and regular tree maintenance can reduce leaf litter in the pool. It will still give you privacy and shade, but it won’t be too heavy. To ensure that our Arborists can give you the most accurate advice, mark the location of your pool when you request a tree pruning quote.

Will you need to get council approval if removal is necessary?

Council Regulations

All requests for pool development must be submitted to the City of Gold Coast. You can build your pool if you have been approved.

  • Take out any trees that are directly located in the pool area.
  • Removing trees within 1.5 meters of the proposed pool fence is recommended.

Standard assessment criteria will apply to removals that are not approved for development.

Book Your Tree Removal

After your pool plans are approved, it is time to arrange for tree removal. It is recommended that tree removal in West Auckland be done before digging or formwork to ensure the best access possible.

A reputable Arborist typically has a lead time of approximately 1-2 weeks. During peak season, this may be longer. Before you book excavation work with your pool builder, check the lead time with your arborist to ensure that all contractors are running smoothly.

Stump Grinding and Excavation

Tree removal allows trees to be cut at ground level. The stump of a tree will need to be removed if you’re building a pool. There are two options for stump removal: stump grinding or excavation.

Excavating should be considered for stumps that are directly located in the excavation site or in areas that will be paved or concreted. Trees would be placed at a higher level to allow the excavator to dig your pool and the stumps to be lifted and removed from the ground. This removes the tree’s root ball and prevents any regrowth.

Stump grinding is a good option for stumps near pool fences. Stump Grinding is a process that reduces the top of a tree stump down to the ground, leaving behind a flat surface. This is ideal for re-turfing or re-landscaping new garden beds.

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