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Land Clearing Sydney | Arbor Co Tree Services
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The Arbor Co. team is fully equipped to perform all of your land clearing needs. Whilst land clearing on a macro scale has devastating consequences, thoughtful and targeted clearing on a small scale can be extremely helpful, and in some cases necessary. We have over fifteen years experience, so you can rest assured that a sensitive task will be carried out with precision and expertise. 

There are a number of reasons why you might need land clearing Sydney on your property:

  1. Disease or pest control: Sometimes an entire section of flora can be overridden by a type of fungi, or perhaps an insidious borer. In this instance, land clearing Sydney is the most effective way of saving the remaining greenery on your property.

  2. Hazard mitigation: If a number of trees have become unstable or have died, it is imperative for the safety of you and your family that these be removed by a trained arborist. This can be the slow decay of trees over time, or it could be the result of storm damage. Either way, a stitch in time saves nine.

  3. Development: If you are looking to build an extension or even the full knockdown rebuild, it is always best to begin with a tabula rasa - a blank slate. Arbor Co. can help you to clear everything away to begin fresh. Once you’ve cleared everything away, the possibilities begin to present themselves more clearly.

  4. Convenience: Perhaps you have an image of what you would like your space to look like, and there is a section of greenery that is getting in the way. We can handle all of your land clearing Sydney requests, regardless of the motivation.


It is important to make sure that you are following council regulations and statutes. Even though you might own the land, it is not always legal for you to clear it on a whim. Certain native flora cannot be removed with a permit, and you could face significant fines for breaching these mandates. This is why it is important to consult a trained arborist before opting for the DIY job. We will be able to advise you of the best ways to get what you want without breaking the law. 


We also understand the necessity to be timely and efficient as often the removal of greenery needs to happen before any other tasks can happen. Our track record speaks for itself: we are efficient, professional, and we always tidy up every loose end.


If you have land clearing needs, give us a call today.



1. What is land clearing?

Land clearing involves the removal of native vegetation on a piece of land. This is typically undertaken in order to make way for crops, improved pastoral land, plantations, gardens, houses, mines, buildings and roads. Beyond just clearing it can also involve infilling of wetlands or dumping material on dry land native vegetation and the drowning of vegetation through the construction of impoundments. Land clearing Sydney can involve any of the above and is very typically a result of urban expansion to make way for increased dwellings for a growing population. Land clearing Sydney and beyond is a significant environmental issue in Australia, with bans being introduced to help protect vulnerable habitats.

2. What does land clearing do?

Land clearing has significant negative environmental impacts and sadly Australia is the only developed nation among the world’s deforestation hotspots. When land is cleared it greatly increases erosion and the runoff of sediments, nutrients and other pollutants. These then enter our waterways, wreaking havoc on the health of river systems by increasing algal blooms. It then enters the ocean, causing further damage to coral reefs and seagrass beds. Animal extinction is a common byproduct of land clearing, with animals left with insufficient habitat to survive. Quite possibly worst of all, it contributes to a warming climate as there is less rain and less trees to capture carbon.

3. What is the land clearing rate in NSW?

In 2016, 26,200 hectares of woody vegetation was permanently cleared. In 2017, a new regulatory framework came into being. As a result, the subsequent rate of permanent clearing from 2017 to 2019 was 34,933 hectares per year, on average. If land clearing rurally in NSW, you may clear up to 25 metres of vegetation in order to minimise the risk of fire to your home, without further approval. When it comes to NSW, over 80% of the land clearing is for agriculture and forestry, with infrastructure accounting for 14%. The problem remains a significant environmental issue that needs to be closely monitored and regulated. 


"Harrison and his team have done a number of jobs for our strata building in Newport.They are professional in their approach and their passion for what they do is impressive. I wouldn’t use anyone else as they are competitive and do an outstanding job."


"The lads were here on time, showed great care for all the trees they pruned, were very knowledgeable and cleaned up after themselves. We'll have them again in a couple of years." 


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