Why have protected trees?
How are the trees chosen?
How are trees added to the list?
Where are the protected trees located?
What are the rights and responsibilities of the owner?
What if I want to prune the tree?
Under what circumstances might a tree be removed?
- 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.
What if I don’t want the tree to be protected?
What are the consequences if someone breaks the rules of the district plan regarding protected trees?
What about the debris from protected trees?
What if the tree causes damage to private property?
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