Trees have a unique place in our environment. Without them, human life as we know it would not exist. Trees conserve water, make our air breathable, absorb air pollution, support our slopes and form the hub of enormous underground micro-environments that strengthen soil and foster insect life.

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Money for kauri urgently needed

Money for kauri urgently needed

  Media release: for immediate release 4 August 2020 MONEY FOR KAURI URGENTLY NEEDED The Tree Council, Waitakere Ranges Protection Society and Forest & Bird have written to Ministers O’Connor, Sage, Jones and Parker this week to request urgent funding for Regional Councils to implement essential work to protect kauri. The Ministry for Primary Industries… More

Resource Management Amendment Bill

Resource Management Amendment Bill

The Environment Select Committee have just released their final report on the Resource Management Amendment Bill, which you can read at the link below: https://www.parliament.nz/resource/en-NZ/SCR_96439/7ebfcb912ca459f322d27f4223d73b15d392fc9c Despite The Tree Council’s best efforts proposing they include provisions to better protect urban trees these have been ignored and the Bill now going for its second reading does not… More

How to check the Unitary Plan to see if trees are scheduled

You can search the Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan yourself for information on whether trees are protected if you have access to the internet. Things to check:

Unitary Plan Maps – https://unitaryplanmaps.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/upviewer/

Click the ‘I agree’ box in the disclaimer in order to access the maps.

Type in the address of the property in the search box at the top of the page.

Click on the Legend tab in the left panel. Click on the down pointing arrow on the right side of Unitary Plan Management Layers to pull down the menu. Click on the arrow on the right side of Overlays to pull down the menu. Put a tick in the Natural Resources and Natural Heritage boxes.

If a solid green triangle is shown then there is a Scheduled Tree somewhere on the property. NB : The location of the triangle does not relate to the location of the tree. Click on the Results tab in the left panel and it will tell you what overlays and scheduling applies to this specific property (eg Significant Ecological Areas Overlay, Scheduled Tree).

Click on the blue button called View Full Unitary Plan Text. Click on the + sign next to Chapter L Schedules. Click on the PDF link on the right side next to Schedule 10 Notable Trees Schedule.

You can search the Schedule for address by pressing CTL-F and typing into the search box. This will tell you exactly which tree or trees at that address are Scheduled.

 


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