Street trees and trees on private property

Report it or request it

Report an issue with a tree on Council property online 

Pruning trees on Council property

Our teams regularly prune street trees.

Pruning is as minimal as possible to meet the guidelines in our Tree Management Policy(PDF, 226KB)

We look after more than 100,000 street trees across the City. Our pruning program is part of our strategic approach for their care and maintenance. 

Street tree planting process

Our street tree planting program runs from April to October each year - weather permitting. 

  • Where new street tree planting is planned, residents are advised and feedback is considered.
  • Signs are placed in the relevant streets as a reminder of the upcoming tree plantings.
  • New trees are planted and Council maintains and nurtures these new trees until they are established.

Residents are welcome to help care for new street trees by providing additional watering. 

Trees on private property

Trees on private property are the responsibility of the property owner, however some trees require approval to remove. Refer to Trees - when you need approval

If you have an issue with trees from a neighbouring property, refer to the Legal Services Commission of South Australia