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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LABOUR PROMISE NATIONAL PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR KAURI AGAIN

LABOUR PROMISE NATIONAL PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR KAURI AGAIN

Media release: for immediate release 12 October 2020   LABOUR PROMISE NATIONAL PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR KAURI AGAIN   The Tree Council welcomes the recent announcement by the Labour Party to invest $32m over the next five years to implement essential work to protect kauri. https://www.labour.org.nz/release-labour-commits-to-stronger-protection-for-our-native-kauri The policy promises to deliver a National Pest Management… More

PROMISES PROMISES FOR PROTECTING OUR TREES

PROMISES PROMISES FOR PROTECTING OUR TREES

Media release: for immediate release 11 October 2020   PROMISES PROMISES FOR PROTECTING OUR TREES   The Tree Council recently wrote to the leaders of all the major parties in the 2020 general election asking them to “make a commitment to support and enable the specific reinstatement of general tree protection on private land via… More

Urgent Help with Tree Issues

How to get help from Auckland Council with tree related issues

 

If you are in urgent need of tree related information from Auckland Council ring (09) 301 0101.

Say “ Priority One” and request to speak to someone in Compliance and Enforcement or to a Heritage Arborist.

Stay on the line until you get the response you require. Do not agree to have someone call you back (this may take days). Insist on speaking to the decision maker if the tree is in urgent danger. Make the staff find out who that is (it may be in Auckland Transport or Consents or Parks). Do not give up and do not get off the line.

Compliance and Enforcement can check on whether a resource consent has been granted for tree removal.  

Remember: trees that are on public land (including street trees), in a riparian (along a waterway) or coastal strip, or in a Significant Ecological Area, or on the Scheduled Tree List (Schedule 10) are all protected and require resource consents from Council for any works or removal.

Trees on private land without any of these protections can be removed without consent.

If you want to search the Unitary Plan yourself to check if the trees are protected click here to find out how.

If you are on site and can safely get yourself between the tree and the arborists trying to remove it then do so and refuse to move until you have seen evidence in writing that they have consent to remove the tree. You may at least be able to make them stop work until they have acquired the correct paperwork or until you have established the facts from the Council. But do not put yourself and others at risk. Do not trespass on private land.

 


The Tree Council PO Box 60-203, Titirangi, Auckland 0642, info@thetreecouncil.org.nz, 021 213 7779.
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