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Auckland Tree Masters

Arborist Auckland, North Shore, Rodney & Hibiscus Coast

Auckland City Council – Working on or around trees

Working on or around trees
Ko te mahi i waenga ake, horapa noa rānei i te rākau

​Trees contribute to Auckland being a desirable place to live and are an important part of Auckland’s natural heritage and identity. Trees also:

  • conserve water
  • make our air breathable
  • absorb air pollution
  • support our slopes
  • protect our properties from erosion, and
  • provide habitat and food for wildlife.

Check if you can chop, prune or trim a tree on your property

Check if your tree is notable, in Significant Ecological Area (SEA), protected by the condition on a past resource consent or by the covenant or a consent notice on a Certificate of Title.

Check if you can chop, prune or trim a tree on neighbouring properties
What you need to know and do before working on, around or underneath your neighbour’s tree.

Check if you can chop, prune or trim a tree on council property
Check if your tree is growing on public land and what happens if you need to trim or remove the tree near a road.

What to do if your tree is dangerous and requires urgent removal
Check what you need to do if your tree is dangerous and needs urgent removal. In case it is protected, you will need an arborist’s written advice.

Working on or around protected trees
You will need to apply for a resource consent to cut down, work around, trim or prune it, as the work may destroy it or cause irreparable damage to it.

Apply for a resource consent to work on or around trees
Apply for a resource consent to work around, on or under protected trees. If your works are extensive, you will also need an arborist’s report.

What is a notable tree?
You will need to apply for a resource consent to cut down, work around, trim or prune it, as the work may destroy it or cause irreparable damage to it.

Nominate a tree to be evaluated for scheduling as a notable tree
Find out how to nominate a significant or historic tree for scheduling as notable, so it is protected.

Original Article – Auckland City Council – https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/working-on-around-trees/Pages/default.aspx