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Tree Removal for New Pools

Nov 26, 2020

Planning Your Tree Removal

The first step of getting your pool project underway should always be planning. Once your pool contractor has been selected and the location of the pool has been confirmed, work out which trees will be affected by the build. Do you the trees need to be pruned away from the area, or completely removed?

Maintaining trees regularly with correct pruning practices can help reduce leaf litter into the pool. But still provide much needed shade and privacy to your yard. When booking a tree pruning quote be sure to mark out the intended location of the pool so our Arborist can provide accurate advice on the best pruning solution for your property.

If removal is required, will you need council approval?


Council Regulations

All pool development requests need to be lodged with the City of Gold Coast. If you have received approval for your pool development, you can;

  • Remove any trees located directly in the approved pool location.
  • Remove any trees within 1.5 meters of the proposed pool fence.

Removals prior to gaining development approval will be subject to standard assessment criteria and will require a separate application to council for removal.


Booking Your Tree Removal

Once your pool plans have been approved, you’ll need to arrange for the trees to be removed. In order to provide the best access for their removal its recommended tree removal take place before any digging or form work takes place.

A reputable Arborist will usually have a lead time of approximately 1-2 weeks. In peak season this can be longer. To keep all your contractors running smoothly always check the current lead time with your arborist before booking in excavation works with your pool builder.


Stump Grinding or Excavation?

Tree removal allows for trees to be cut close to ground level. If you are building a pool the tree stump will also require removal. Stump removal can be done in two ways, stump grinding or excavation.

For stumps located directly in the pool dig site, or areas to be paved or concreted then excavation should be considered. Trees would be left at a higher stump to allow for the excavator digging your pool to easily lift and extract the remaining stump from the ground. This process removes the root ball of the tree and ensures no possibility of re-growth.

For stumps located close to pool fences stump grinding may be your best option. Stump Grinding removes the top section of a tree stump to below ground level, leaving behind a clear flat surface. Perfect for re-turfing and re-landscaping with new garden beds.


If you need a quote to remove trees for your upcoming pool build get in touch with us today. Frontier Tree Services will provide you with accurate advice and ensure all works comply with local government regulations.


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