- If the tree is dead or dying
- The tree is causing a significant hazard to life or property
- The values associated with the protected tree have significantly deteriorated
- The tree is subject to a court order
Who is liable for costs?
Council will cover the cost of pruning a protected tree only if Council considers that the health of the tree, or the safety or people or property is compromised.
Please note that these costs will only be covered where written landowner consent is provided to Council (and its contractors) to access the property. In other circumstances, all costs are met by the owner or in the case of a resource consent, by the applicant.