Block, Land & Scrub Clearing

Block, Land & Scrub Clearing Services in Newcastle, the Hunter Valley and Lake Macquarie

At Agility Trees, we are fully equipped to take on block clearing and scrub clearing projects in the Newcastle area. Our expert arborists are able to answer any questions you may have regarding block clearing, land clearing, and scrub clearing. Read our FAQs about block clearing below.

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What is Block Clearing?

Most often block clearing services are offered to residential clients who are looking to develop new land. However, block clearing services are also helpful for civil companies looking to do larger land clearing projects. This may include underground or overground developments, or clearing land in order to develop business, townhouses, etc. There have been recent law developments with NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS), that state block clearing is required in some cases. We also offer block clearing services to uphold fire mitigation and these new fire laws.

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What's involved in clearing a block of land? What kind of equipment is used?

Block clearing ensures the safe and efficient removal of all trees in a given area. Our experts come in with excavators to get the job done properly. In most cases this will also include stump removal. At Agility Trees, we have access to 5, 7, and 20 ton excavators.

How long does block clearing take?

This depends on the size and volume of the trees that are to be removed. Often times, block clearing procedures are not as time consuming as one would think. The biggest timing factor is gaining access to the land that is to be cleared. If access is pending, the process can be slowed down.

How much does block clearing cost?

At Agility Trees, our experts determine the cost of block and land clearing on a case by case basis. Often this is determined by consultation. Land clearing can be a costly procedure depending on how much needs to be cleared. To speak to a representative about a cost quote, please contact our experts at Agility Trees.

What is firebreak clearing?

Firebreak clearing is the process of using a tractor to clear a firebreak in heavily forested areas. A firebreak is known as a gap in vegetation and other combustible forest material. By clearing a firebreak, it acts as a barrier to stop the process of a bushfire or wildfire. In some cases, firebreak clearing is required by law.

What is scrub clearing and what makes it unique?

Scrub clearing preserves soil integrity and quickly removes stumps, bushes, weeds, and debris by use of a machine. In comparison, block clearing is used to clear almost all vegetation on a block for development. Whereas scrub clearing is done with a poly-track. This places importance on mechanical teetering. Often times scrub clearing clears out the entire understory of a given area as well.

What is weed clearing and what is Agility’s process for this type of job?

Our experts at Agility offer noxious weed clearing as a specialty service. A noxious weed is any weed that is considered to be invasive. For a list of noxious weeds please visit your local city council’s website. Weed clearing involves the removal of noxious weeds and to stop the spread of these weeds from competing with native and local species. For more information on weed clearing, please visit the noxious weed clearing portion of our website.

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From humble beginnings Agility has grown into a professional team of nine members. Our tree specialists use modern equipment and offer prompt service, expert advice and a comprehensive quality tree pruning, tree lopping, tree removal and stump grinding service, all at a competitive price.



Agility Professional Tree Service holds all necessary insurances including:

  • Public and Products Liability Insurance for $20 million.
  • Full Fleet and Plant Insurance.
  • QBE Comprehensive Insurance.
  • Workers Compensation Insurance.


The safety of you, your property and our team is important to us. Our qualified arborists work to all relevant Australian standards and their extensive knowledge of Work, Health and Safety legislation ensures your safety and that of the community. We have our WH&S systems externaly audited twice a year to ensure our managment systems are up to date and complient.

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