Protected Tree Fund
List of pre-approved contractors
To assist with obtaining quotes, please see below a list of qualified arborists who are pre-approved by Waipa District Council. This ensures work is undertaken by contractors who operate with effective health and safety management systems and are holding current and relevant insurances.
- Groundzone: Matthew Trott - firstname.lastname@example.org - 07 823 8183 or 027 266 8811
- Tree Menders: Glenn Phillipps - email@example.com - 027 274 5348
- Treelands: Lisa Fisher - firstname.lastname@example.org - 0800 873 352
- Treescape: Rhys Fransen Rhys.Fransen@treescape.co.nz - 07 857 0280 or 027 225 0016
- Wilson Trees & Landscaping: Craig & Talia Wilson - email@example.com - 027 514 0342
- Honest Tree Work: Jeremy Millar - firstname.lastname@example.org - 022 501 1013
How to apply
Download the printable form, fill in the details and send it back to us:
- Post it to Waipā District Council, Attn: Community Services Administator, Private Bag 2402, Te Awamutu 3840
- Drop in to one of our Council offices:
- 101 Bank Street, Te Awamutu
- 23 Wilson Street, Cambridge
- Email the completed scanned form, with accompanying quotes to the Community Services Administrator via email@example.com, with ‘Protected Tree Fund Application’ in the subject line.
NOTE: Fund applications must include by 2 x quotes from two separate Council-approved, qualified arborists in order to be eligible.
Protected Tree Funding process
- Fund will be assessed and administered on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Fund will be renewed annually in July.
- Fund administered by Council’s Community Services unit.
- The landowner is responsible for arranging maintenance directly with the contractor upon successful application.
- All work undertaken must be in accordance with the District Plan rules.
- Approval of any application will be at Council’s discretion and subject to budget availability in each year’s Annual Plan.
- The contractor may invoice the Council directly for Council’s funding contribution as agreed within the application upon completion.
- Trees damaged through storm events would be assessed on a case by case basis retrospectively.
- Emergency work to rectify tree safety – as defined by the District Plan – may be undertaken immediately by the landowner. Council will retrospectively consider the application.
- In the case of emergency work, the application must include evidence (including photos) that there was an imminent hazard to people or property if work was not undertaken immediately. Allocated funding for emergency work will be made at the Council’s discretion.
If you require further information or would like further assistance in applying for the Protected Tree Fund, please contact the community services administrator on 0800 924 723 or firstname.lastname@example.org.