Removing regulated and significant trees

Any work carried out on significant and regulated trees growing in metropolitan Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills or parts of the Mount Barker Council area must be approved if the work could affect the health or appearance the tree.

Development approval is required for:

  • tree removal
  • killing or destruction
  • branch or limb lopping
  • ringbarking or topping
  • any other substantial damage to a regulated tree, including to its root system other than maintenance pruning.

Read what is required before you begin work on a significant or regulated tree on the PlanSA website.

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