Nominate trees for protection by March 31 this year!

Dear Ooooby members

For many years, Council rules in the District Plan have prevented landowners from cutting down trees over a certain girth and height, especially native trees, without a resource consent. From the beginning of 2012, all of that changes and trees are no longer automatically protected.

In 2009, the Government legislated to revoke all existing tree protection regimes put in place by councils.

From 1 January next year, the only trees on private property that have protection will be ones that are individually scheduled (singly or as a group).  Auckland Council has decided to allow further nominations of trees for scheduling through local boards by March 31.

The Albert-Eden Local Board has started a project to identify significant trees for scheduling in its area, and we need your help to identify important trees that are not already proposed or scheduled.  Every tree will have to be assessed individually by an arborist after it has been proposed, so it will be a costly process and only the most important will ultimately  be listed.


Please contact me for further details if you are in the Albert-Eden Board area - - or go to the Auckland Council website to find contact details for a member of your board. 


Helga Arlington

Albert-Eden Local Board

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