What is a notable tree?
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 an 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 or the Auckland Council District Plan — Hauraki Gulf Islands (HGI)section.
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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Guidelines for notable tree evaluation
To find out the criteria for evaluating the importance of trees and their level of significance, see the Guidelines for nominating a notable tree for evaluation document.
You could ask your local board, botanical society or another community group to help you with the nomination, or to make it on your behalf.