Did you know that most of Palmy’s notable trees are deciduous? Because of that, we give out free green waste vouchers for notable tree owners to help them get rid of leaf-litter or buy quality compost to enrich their tree. Just in time for autumn each year.
Council recognises that notable trees are of value to the wider community, but the ownership and responsibility to maintain the tree is on the property owner.
The quality of regular maintenance work can have a significant impact on a tree’s ability to grow healthily. The need for quality work to be undertaken can come at a cost, so Council has a Notable Tree Incentive Strategy to enable notable tree owners to apply for reimbursement of 70 per cent of the arborist's work, up to a total of $400 for an individual tree, and $1,500 for a group of trees.
This funding is available for minor maintenance work only, and applicants must use preferred contractors and stick to the funding guidelines outlined below.
There are no lodgment or processing fees for getting a resource consent for minor maintenance of notable trees, but the work must be done in line with the maintenance schedule in the STEM tree assessment report.