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On this page you can find out about tree work projects that impact the Adelaide Hills Council Area.

This includes most:

  • Council led tree work projects
  • SA Government projects
  • SA Government and Council Consultations
  • Other known tree works projects impacting the community in the Adelaide Hills Council Area*.

* Please note Council is not made aware of all external projects so you may not find the project you are looking for if it is being undertaken by a third party (e.g. SA Power Networks, NBN, SA Water, Telstra, etc).

Explore the news items below to stay up to date with the latest information.

On this page you can find out about tree work projects that impact the Adelaide Hills Council Area.

This includes most:

  • Council led tree work projects
  • SA Government projects
  • SA Government and Council Consultations
  • Other known tree works projects impacting the community in the Adelaide Hills Council Area*.

* Please note Council is not made aware of all external projects so you may not find the project you are looking for if it is being undertaken by a third party (e.g. SA Power Networks, NBN, SA Water, Telstra, etc).

Explore the news items below to stay up to date with the latest information.

  • Notification of upcoming tree works – Tree Removal and Tree Replacement Planting

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    In conjunction with South Australian Power Networks (SAPN), Adelaide Hills Council wishes to advise that we will be undertaking the following works within the council managed road verge to the northern side of Glover Street Kersbrook.

    Required Works:

    • Removal of 14 Fraxinus subsp.angustifolia (commonly known as Desert Ash) and 1 Corymbia ficifolia (commonly known as Flowering Gum).
    • Replanting of 30 replacement trees of a species to be advised. Due to the proximity of the overhead power lines, the species are required by state government legislation to be selected from the Fire Risk Vegetation Species List (1).

    Location:

    Northern verge of Glover Street (from property number 7 to the driveway entrance to Kersbrook Oval). Please refer to the aerial map for further information regarding the location of works.

    Date of works:

    • Tree removal and stump grinding works will occour between Friday 24th of May to Monday 27th May 2024.
    • Replacement planting will occour during the winter months of 2024.

    Time of works:

    7:00am – 5:00pm.

    Reason for works:

    Due to the legislative requirements for clearance of vegetation around power lines in bushfire risk areas, the subject trees have been pruned to an extent that has compromised the form and sustainability of the trees. The trees are mature specimens which have exceeded their Useful Life Expectancy (ULE). These works are being implimented in accordance with Council’s long-term vision for replacement of trees with a low ULE in community areas and entrance gateways into townships.

    Planting of power line friendly tree species will negate the need for regular pruning works by SAPN contractors, which will enhance the amenity value of the streetscape.

    Traffic management:

    During these works sections of the roadway will be reduced to one trafficable lane. A comprehensive work zone traffic management plan will be implemented with speed restrictions and stop / go traffic commands implemented. While all attempts will be made to minimise inconvenience to road users, the traffic restrictions are required for the safety of workers on site. Vehicle access to properties in this location will be maintained.

    We apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause and thank you for your cooperation.

    For further information regarding this project please contact 0447 401 183.

    Site Map: Approximate tree planting locations indicated by blue rectangles.

  • Notification of upcoming Tree Works - Burfords Hill Road Council Reserve

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    In preparation for the construction of the Amy Gillett bike path (Stage 4 extension). Adelaide Hill Council will be undertaking the following tree management works within the Burfords Hill Road Council Reserve (east of the Old Burfords Rail Bridge).

    Works required:

    1. Complete removal of large dead fire impacted Eucalyptus trees.

    2. Complete removal of large fire impacted Radiata Pine trees.

    3. Mass processing of felled vegetation.

    4. Construction of a compacted rubble surface to enable heavy machinery to be loaded/unloaded and delivery of building materials to occur.

    Location of works: Please see the location of works indicated in the below map image.

    Reason for works: These tree management works are required to enable the construction of the Amy Gillett bike path (Stage 4 extension) to occur.

    Date range of Works: Monday 27th to Friday - TBA.

    Impacted Days: Monday to Friday.

    Time of Works: 7:00am – 4:00pm.

  • Notification of Tree Works and Road Closure - Military road, Woodside

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    Adelaide Hill Council will be undertaking tree management works to vegetation impacted by the Cudlee Creek Bushfire located within the council verge adjacent to Military Road Woodside.

    Works required:

    1. Complete removal of large dead Eucalyptus and Radiata Pine trees

    2. Pruning to reduce brittle branch extension from large dead trees that are suitable for retention as smaller specimens.

    Location of works: Please see the location of works indicated in blue within the below image.

    Reason for works: These tree management works are required to mitigate the risks associated with tree part failure occurring over the 80kph roadway.

    Date range of Works: Monday 10th to Tuesday 25th June 2024 .

    Estimated days to complete works: 6 Days

    Impacted Days: Monday to Friday.

    Time of Works: 7:00am – 5:00pm.

    Traffic restrictions: To enable these works to be undertaken in a safe manner, a portion of Military Road will be closed to vehicle traffic.

    Throughout the duration of these works various temporary traffic detours will be implemented utilising the following unsealed roads:

    (a) Murdoch Hill Road (sealed), Donoghue Road, Scottsburn Road and Five Bob Road.

    (b) Piney Ridge Road and Peggy Buxton Road.

    To provide road users with advance warning of this upcoming road closure and traffic detours, electronic messaging sign boards will be installed on Monday the 13th June at various locations on Military Road.

    We apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation in this matter. If you have any questions, please contact Council on 8408 0400.

    Your safety is our priority, please plan your routes accordingly.


  • Notification of Tree Works and Road Closure - Staffords Road, Lenswood

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    Adelaide Hill Council will be undertaking tree management works to vegetation impacted by the Cudlee Creek Bushfire located within the council verge adjacent to Staffords Road Lenswood.

    Works required:

    1. Removal of dead Eucalyptus and Radiata Pine trees.

    2. Pruning to reduce brittle branch extension from large dead trees that are suitable for retention as smaller specimens.

    3. Removal of 1 x structurally defected living Eucalyptus viminalis (Manna Gum Tree) that poses an unacceptable level of material risk to road users.

    Location of works: Please see the location of works indicated in blue within the below image.

    Reason for works: These tree management works are required to mitigate the risks associated with tree part failure occurring over this winding roadway.

    Date range of Works: Monday 27th May to Friday 7th June 2024.

    Estimated days to complete works: 6 Days

    Impacted Days: Monday to Friday.

    Time of Works: 7:00am – 5:00pm.

    Traffic restrictions: To enable these works to be undertaken in a safe manner, the south eastern portion of Staffords Road will be closed to vehicle traffic.

    Throughout the duration of these works a temporary traffic detour will be implemented utilising the following sealed roads:

    - Kumnick Hill Road and Miller Road.

    To provide road users with advance warning of this upcoming road closure and traffic detours, electronic messaging sign boards will be installed on Monday the 27th May at various locations on road

    We apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation in this matter. If you have any questions, please contact Council on 8408 0400.

    Your safety is our priority, please plan your routes accordingly.


  • Notification of Tree Works and Road Closure - Burfords Hill Road, Kenton Valley

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    Adelaide Hill Council will be undertaking tree management works to vegetation impacted by the Cudlee Creek Bushfire located within the council verge adjacent to Burfords Hill Road Kenton Valley.

    Works required:

    1. Complete removal of dead Eucalyptus and Radiata Pine trees

    2. Pruning to reduce brittle branch extension from large dead trees that are suitable for retention as smaller specimens.

    Location of works: Please see the location of works indicated in blue within the below image.

    Reason for works: These tree management works are required to mitigate the risks associated with tree part failure occurring over the 80kph roadway.

    Date range of Works: Tuesday 14th May to Friday 31th May 2024.

    Estimated days to complete works: 11 Days

    Impacted Days: Monday to Friday.

    Time of Works: 7:00am – 5:00pm.

    Traffic restrictions: To enable these works to be undertaken in a safe manner, the western portion of Burfords Hill Road will be closed to vehicle traffic.

    Throughout the duration of these works temporary traffic detours will be implemented utilising the following sealed and unsealed roads:

    - Jackson Hill Road, Angus Creek Road and Formby Road.

    Please note, alternative sealed road detour options suitable for large heavy vehicles are available utilising the following roadways:

    - Kenton Valley Road, Eckermann Road, Torrens Valley Road and Onkaparinga Valley Road.

    To provide road users with advance warning of this upcoming road closure and traffic detours, electronic messaging sign boards will be installed on Monday the 13th May at various locations on Burfords Hill Road.

    We apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation in this matter. If you have any questions, please contact Council on 8408 0400.

    Your safety is our priority, please plan your routes accordingly.


  • Notification of upcoming tree works - Woodforde

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    Adelaide Hills Council will be undertaking the following tree management works within Woodforde:

    Forsyth Close, Woodforde

    Date of works - Wednesday 8th to 9th May

    Works required: Branch reduction pruning to manage various Eucalyptus cladocalyx trees (Sugar Gum) that project over new residential building allotments.

    Location of works: The subject trees are situated directly adjacent to Norton Summit Road as per the below image.


    Heather Road, Woodforde

    Date of works - Friday 10th May

    Works required: Pruning to remove deadwood within 1 x Eucalyptus camaldulensis tree (Red Gum)

    Location of works: The subject tree is situated within the reserve as per the below image.


    Lewis Walk, Woodforde

    Date of works - Monday 13th to Tuesday 14th May

    Works required: Remove x 4 dead Eucalyptus sp. trees and x 1 living Eucalyptus sp. tree.

    Location of works: The subject trees are situated within the reserve between Lewis Walk and Forsyth Close Woodforde.

    Time of Works: 7:30am – 3:30pm

    We apologies for any noise inconvenience that these works may cause and thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

    If you have any questions, please contact Council on 8408 0400.

  • Notification of upcoming road verge vegetation management works - Cudlee Creek bushfire impacted region

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    Adelaide Hills Council wishes to advise that the following works will be undertaken alongside various Cudlee Creek Bushfire impacted roadways.

    Works: Mechanical clearance of vegetation regrowth up to 2m from road edge.


    Locations: The following roadways will be treated during winter 2024 in this order


    Works Scheduled:

    • Berry Hill Road, Kenton Valley - Ferndale Road to Communications Tower
    • Reservoir Road, Lobethal - Kenton Valley Road to Berry Hill Road
    • Berry Hill Road, Kenton Valley - Reservoir Road to Ferndale Road
    • Ferndale Road Kenton Valley - Berry Hill Road to Kenton Valley Road
    • Stringybark Road, Cudlee Creek – Newdorf Road to end of road
    • Croft Road, Cudlee Creek – Between Stafford’s Road and Neudorf Road
    • Neudorf Road, Lobethal – Cudlee Creek Road to Klopsch Road

    Works to be Scheduled:

    • Date TBA - Magpie Castle Road (East), Lobethal – School Road to end of road
    • Date TBA - Naughton Road, Woodside – South eastern end of road
    • Date TBA - Schocroft Road, Kenton Valley - Lihou Road to Schuberts Road
    • Date TBA - Kings Road, Woodside - 480m east of Vos Road to Burnley Road
    • Date TBA - Burnley Road, Woodside – Kings Road to Teakles Road
    • Date TBA - Eckermann Road, Kenton Valley - Mount Torrens Road to Kenton Valley Road
    • Date TBA - Reefton Road, Woodside Road - Bird In Hand Road to southern side of # 75 Reefton Road

    Reason for works: Removal of dense Acacia pycnantha (Golden Wattle) and eucalypt regrowth from within the road verge areas is required to maintain sufficient road envelope clearance and to improve vehicle sightlines.


    Vehicle restrictions: To enable the works to be conducted in a safe manner, closure of the listed roadways will be required. Throughout the duration of the works, a work zone traffic management plan including detours will be implemented. Access for emergency services will be maintained during the works.


    Residents of properties in the affected area will still be able to access their properties but are advised that delays may occur. To avoid disruption, we ask for impacted residents within the affected areas to review the location of the worksites and select the appropriate access point.


    We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Should you require assistance for any special circumstances during the works, please contact Council’s Arboriculture team via arboriculture@ahc.com.au or call 0447 401 183.


    Yours sincerely,


    Open Spaces Department (Arboriculture)

    Adelaide Hills Council


    Reservoir Road, Lobethal



    Naughton Road, Woodside



    Berry Hill Road, Kenton Valley



    Ferndale Road, Kenton Valley



    Stringybark Road, Cudlee Creek



    Croft Road, Cudlee Creek



    Magpie Castle Road (East), Lobethal



    Neudorf Road, Lobethal



    Schocroft Road, Kenton Valley



    Kings Road and Burnley Road, Woodside



    Eckermann Road, Kenton Valley



    Reefton Road, Woodside



  • Notification of upcoming tree works Aldgate Valley Road Aldgate

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    Adelaide Hills Council wishes to advise that the following works will be undertaken within Aldgate Valley Road Aldgate/Mylor

    Works: Pruning of vegetation for road corridor clearance.

    Location: The entire length of Aldgate Valley Road, from Strathalbyn Road Aldgate to Stock Road Mylor.

    Date of works:

    Works will be undertaken over a 5 week period, 3 days per week, Tuesday to Thursday. Works will commence Tuesday 23 April 2024, between the hours of 7:30am to 3:30pm and will occur in the following order on the sections of roads listed below (see attached maps):

    • Strathalbyn Road to Hampstead Hill Road
    • Hampstead Hill Road to Forbes Road
    • Forbes Road to Nation Ridge Road
    • Nation Ridge Road to Kiley Road
    • Kiley Road to Mi Mi Road
    • Mi Mi Road to Stock Road

    Reason for tree works: Pruning/removal of vegetation which is encroaching into the road corridor and removal of brittle deadwood extending over the road corridor.

    Vehicle restrictions: To enable the works to be conducted in a safe manner, the use of an Elevated Work Platform (EWP) is required. As the EWP has a substantial footprint, closure of sections of Aldgate Valley Road will be required. Throughout the duration of the works, a comprehensive work zone traffic management plan including detours will be implemented. Access for emergency services will be maintained during the works.

    Residents of properties in the affected area will still be able to access their properties but are advised that delays may occur. To avoid disruption, we ask for impacted residents within the affected areas to review the location of the worksites and select the appropriate street access point.

    Usable timber from the works will be left in manageable lengths on the verge, where safe to do so, for collection for firewood by local residents. Please note, access to the work site is strictly prohibited during the works. Residents will be able to collect wood once the works have been completed.

    We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Should you require assistance for any special circumstances during the works, please call the customer contact centre on 08 8408 0400.



    Strathalbyn Road to Hampstead Hill Road


    Hampstead Hill Road to Forbes Road


    Forbes Road to Nation Ridge Road


    Nation Ridge Road to Kiley Road


    Kiley Road to Mi Mi Road


    Mi Mi Road to Stock Road


  • Notification of Tree Removal Works - Federation Park Gumeracha

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    Adelaide Hills Council will be undertaking the following tree management works within Federation Park Gumeracha:

    Works required: Removal of two declining trees, one Eucalyptus polyanthemos (Red Box Tree) and one Eucalyptus globulus (Tasmanian Blue Gum)

    Location of works: The trees are situated to the northern and southern sides of the park's playground.

    Reason for works: The trees display multiple fungal pathogens with their primary structures and declining heath characteristics. Ongoing decline in condition is anticipated with no reasonable remedial management options available. The trees have now surpassed their useful life expectancies and are not sustainable within the landscape. The removal of these two trees will enable the installation of a comprehensive underground turf irrigation system.

    Date of Works: Wednesday 20th to Friday 22nd of March 2023.

    Time of Works: 7:30am – 3:30pm

    Access constraints: To enable these works to be undertaken in a safe manner, the playground and surrounding area will be closed to the public The playground will reopen upon completion of works on Friday 22nd.

    We apologies for any inconvenience that these works may cause and thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

    If you have any questions, please contact Council on 8408 0400.


  • Notification of Tree Pruning Works - Charleston Playground

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    Adelaide Hills Council wishes to advise that the following works will be undertaken within the Charleston Playground adjacent Newman Road, Charleston.

    Works: Tree branch reduction pruning works of one Quercus palustris - Pin Oak and one Fraxinus angustifolia - Claret Ash.

    Location: As per the map, the two trees are located to the northern side of the Charleston Playground.

    Date of works: 8:00am Wednesday 13th March to 3:00pm Thursday 14th March.

    Reason for tree works: These works are required to reduce the likelihood of large branch failure occurring within various sections of each trees branching structure. These pruning works are essential to maintain the safe use of the playground and surrounding community space area.

    Restrictions: To enable the tree works to be conducted in a safe manner, the playground and surrounding area will be closed to public entry.

    We apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause and thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

    If you have any questions, please contact Council on 08 8408 0400.

    Adelaide Hills Council


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