Trees have a unique place in our environment. Without them, human life as we know it would not exist. Trees conserve water, make our air breathable, absorb air pollution, support our slopes and form the hub of enormous underground micro-environments that strengthen soil and foster insect life.

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Waitākere Rāhui

Waitākere Rāhui

We would like to take this opportunity to explain to you why The Tree Council is supporting the rāhui about to be placed on the Waitakere Ranges by the mana whenua Te Kawerau a Maki to protect kauri against kauri dieback. The purpose of the rāhui is to remove people from the area to prevent… More

New Tree App Launched

New Tree App Launched

The Tree Council launched its new mobile phone App at its AGM on 12 October 2017. The Agile Cloud App has been designed by Steven MacLeod and enables the public to record trees and tree loss. To download the App for your smartphone visit the Google Play Store (it is only currently available for Android… More

How to check the Unitary Plan to see if trees are scheduled

You can search the Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan yourself for information on whether trees are protected if you have access to the internet. Things to check:

Unitary Plan Maps – https://unitaryplanmaps.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/upviewer/

Click the ‘I agree’ box in the disclaimer in order to access the maps.

Type in the address of the property in the search box at the top of the page.

Click on the Legend tab in the left panel. Click on the down pointing arrow on the right side of Unitary Plan Management Layers to pull down the menu. Click on the arrow on the right side of Overlays to pull down the menu. Put a tick in the Natural Resources and Natural Heritage boxes.

If a solid green triangle is shown then there is a Scheduled Tree somewhere on the property. NB : The location of the triangle does not relate to the location of the tree. Click on the Results tab in the left panel and it will tell you what overlays and scheduling applies to this specific property (eg Significant Ecological Areas Overlay, Scheduled Tree).

Click on the blue button called View Full Unitary Plan Text. Click on the + sign next to Chapter L Schedules. Click on the PDF link on the right side next to Schedule 10 Notable Trees Schedule.

You can search the Schedule for address by pressing CTL-F and typing into the search box. This will tell you exactly which tree or trees at that address are Scheduled.

 


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