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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CANAL ROAD PARK: AN OPPORTUNITY NOT TO BE MISSED

CANAL ROAD PARK: AN OPPORTUNITY NOT TO BE MISSED

Media Release – for immediate release 8 December 2019 The Tree Council is disappointed to see listed for sale 3 vacant properties, plus a fourth with an older house, at 52-58 Canal Road, Avondale in a prime development zone. We met with the Whau Local Board and Council staff in May 2017 with the proposal that… 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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