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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

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