There are many rules relating to the trimming and removal of heritage trees and these are outlined in the Notable and Public Trees chapter of the District Plan.
Any trees that are listed in the Notable and Public Trees chapter are protected and work cannot be undertaken on them without first obtaining approval from the Council.
Operative District Plan
Viewing notable trees in GIS maps
You can view locations of notable and public trees on our District Plan map. To view the notable trees:
- open the District Plan map
- click on 'Layers' within the toolbar
- click on the 'lines with a tick icon' on the right side of the layers list
- select 'turn all layers off'
- tick 'District Plan Resource Areas' to turn on layer.
Notable trees will be displayed within the map as a 'tree' icon .
District Plan in GIS Maps Gallery
To allow for changes in the community's expectations and values over time, the Plan can be changed through the plan change process which involves formal consultation including submissions, hearings, reports and decisions.
District Plan change process