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Tree removal and land clearing Adelaide Hills

Land clearing in Adelaide & South Australia since 1956

Welcome! Thanks for stopping by.

My name is Steve Trestrail. Back in 1956 my Father Gordon started a small earthmoving and land clearing business that I proudly carry on today. Over the years both earthworks and land clearing became such specialised operations that we decided to divide the company in two. This decision saw the genesis of Trestrail Earthmovers and Adelaide Hills Land Clearing.

At Adelaide Hills Land Clearing we provide our clients with a cost-effective solution for the safe and environmentally sensitive mechanical harvesting and extraction of trees. Whether the trees are plantation, fire damaged, wind breaks, to be harvested to reduce bush fire risk, or to return the land to pasture, native vegetation or for environmental benefit we can help.

A lot of our clients come to us unsure if they are legally allowed to remove their trees and what their obligations are. As such we wrote this GUIDE TO CLEARING LAND IN S.A. Otherwise please feel free to CONTACT US for a conversation about your specific requirements.

7 Decades of


Land Clearing


Modern Reliable


Very Competitive


Tree removal & Land clearing in the Adelaide Hills South Australia

Tree logging equipment

Adelaide Hills Land Clearing select their equipment based on site accessibility, high productivity, low operating costs, innovative technology, and its ability to create a safe operating environment.

With the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and wider S.A. areas being so diverse in terrain and soil type, every machine and piece of equipment is carefully selected with a view to minimise impact land clearing has on the environments in which we operate.

Adelaide Hills Land Clearing operates its own maintenance and servicing facilities supplemented by highly trained sub-contractors providing mechanic and engineering support.


This comprehensive approach to selecting, maintaining and operating machinery in an environmentally responsible and safe manner allows Adelaide Hills Land Clearing to offer our clients a practical low-impact and efficient alternative when selecting a land clearing contractor in Adelaide and South Australia.

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  • They are a significant weed tree in S.A.

  • They reduce soil fertility

  • They reduce biodiversity (nothing grows under them)

  • They are highly flammable in bushfires

  • Moderate intensity fires will kill them

  • They harbour Giant pile scale which is threatening S.A's forestry industry 

Radiata Pine tree removal Adelaide Hills

Recent land clearing and logging projects

Adelaide & South Australia


Steve and his team recently cleared a stand of pine trees from our property in Norton Summit. He was knowledgable, thorough and cheap! Five stars!

Kurt Opray

Norton Summit

I couldn't recommend Adelaide Hills Land Clearing enough. Great service from great people at a great price. Nothing is too hard for these guys. Thanks Steve.

Jack Sawyer

Basket Range

Steve and his guys actually cleared a few acres of old plantation pines off our land free of charge. They even left the land neat and tidy. Frankly I still can't believe it! 

Susan Miller

Mt Compass

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