What is a notable tree?
He aha te rākau aronuitia?
A notable tree is a tree or group of trees that a community or nation regards as being of special importance because they:
- commemorate important events in a nation’s history
- are exceptional or unique example of a species
- are critical to the survival of other animal and plant species
- are of such age, stature, character and visibility that they are regarded as the best in the district.
What happens when we schedule a tree?
If we decide to protect a tree as a notable tree, we will include it on the notable tree schedule in the unitary plan.
That way it gets greater legal protection and it:
- can't be cut down or removed without us approving a resource consent
- may be eligible for grants and other incentives.
Check if a tree is notable
Phone us. (09 301 0101)