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Protected trees on your property

Why some trees are protected

​Some trees are protected under the district plans, because they are considered to be significant, historic, or important for enriching the area or preventing erosion.

They can be referred to as:

  • listed
  • notable
  • scheduled.

Your tree may also be protected:

  • as part of a condition on a resource consent
  • by a covenant or consent notice on the title
  • because it is subject to a general tree protection rule within a 'rural environment'.

Resource consents for protected trees

If a tree on your property is protected, you will need a resource consent to remove it, prune it, or carry out construction work near it.

It's best to check with us before you start any work on or near a tree, so we can provide up-to-date information on all the rules which may apply.

To check the rules that apply to a tree on your property, contact us and ask to speak to a planner.

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Working on or around treeshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/working-on-around-treesWorking on or around treesFind out if a tree is protected and if you need to apply for a resource consent before working on, around or underneath trees on your, neighbouring, and council properties.aspx
Protect our kauri treeshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/protect-our-kauri-trees.aspxProtect our kauri treesKauri trees are under the threat of kauri dieback disease. Our steps in controlling the disease include setting up protection zones and educating the public.aspx