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Apply for resource consent: Notable tree minor maintenance

Use this form to apply for consent to carry out non-invasive work on a notable tree.

Before you fill in the form

We recommend you talk your proposal through with Council staff. We can advise if this is the right consent for your intended work, and help you to complete the form. Contact us on 06 356 8199

Please make sure you have all the information you need before you start filling in the form.

Pre-application checklist

  1. Check the prescribed maintenance on the tree. You can find this information at the end of your tree's STEM report, available at notable trees
  2. Digital copies of any additional resource consents you're seeking that are relevant to the proposal
  3. High-resolution digital copies of at least three photographs of the tree
  4. Two quotes for the maintenance work (see bullet list below)

The quotes must be from arborists on Council's preferred contractors list, and include the following information:

  • the name and qualifications of the arborist who will carry out the work
  • a description of the work to be undertaken by the arborist, detailing the extent of the work. For example, 1m crown reduction, deadwood removal, etc
  • a simple diagram illustrating the work to be undertaken
  • itemised costs for each part of the work, particularly when you're applying for consent to carry out work on multiple trees

Apply for consent

Site details

(e.g. LOT 2 DP 261)

Owner of the tree



Applicant details

(if different from above)

Description of work applied for






Quote and description of works: Arborist 1





Quote and description of works: Arborist 2







Assessment of environmental effects

(e.g. improved health of the tree, visual amenity, debris, sunlight, etc.)

Attach at least three high-resolution before photos of the tree to highlight what parts of the tree to be maintained.

Additional resource consents





Privacy Statement & Disclaimer

This form provides us with your contact details, and details about your proposed activity and its actual and potential effects on the environment. Note that all the information provided in your application is available to the public.

I hereby certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the information given in this application is true and correct.

By submitting this form, I confirm that the council may undertake a site inspection.

Pursuant to Section 88 of the Resource Management Act 1991 – Form 9 5PL-004(f)