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Trees and Vegetation

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As a property owner, it is important to be considerate of your neighbours and properly maintain your garden. It is often a good idea to look at your garden from their perspective to have a clear understanding of how your trees and shrubs may affect them.

Sometimes, problems can arise with neighbours regarding overhanging branches, encroaching roots, gutters becoming clogged and berries or fruit decomposing in neighbouring properties. Council encourages that residents speak to their neighbour in the first instance and attempt to reach an agreeable solution. This helps to maintain good neighbourly relations and prevent any recurrence of the issue.

You do have the right to trim branches and shrubs back to the boundary, however it is important to trim the tree or shrub appropriately to ensure that the health of the plant is not compromised. You should discuss and negotiate with your neighbour about getting rid of any debris.

For further information, please refer to the Preventing Conflicts in the Modern Neighbourhood - Tips on Being a Good Neighbour(778 kb) information guide published by Mediation SA, or call one of our friendly customer service staff on 8366 9222.

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