WHY YOU WOULD WANT A TREE REMOVAL
- The tree has become diseased or infested with termites or similar wood-eating insects.
- It has been planted in the incorrect position in relation to the house.
- It is posing some form of threat to you or your neighbours’ safety.
- The tree is dead or dying.
- It’s time to renovate or add another building or shed and the tree is in your way.
WHEN CAN YOU REMOVE A TREE?
The council ultimately holds the end say whether or not your tree can be removed, and only after council approval has been made is when your tree can be removed. However you can remove trees from your property without council approval as long as it isn’t a significant tree. Most councils will have significant tree registries where they list the trees that you will need specific approval before removing them.
REASONS WHY A TREE CANNOT BE APPROVED FOR REMOVAL
- The tree is dead or damaged or is about to fall or cause some other immediate damage.
- There are problems with the roots blocking the plumbing or other pipes on the property.
- The tree is threatening a building or structure on the property or an adjoining property.
- Your neighbour has asked to erect a dividing fence and there is a tree on the boundary that will impede this.
- Branches are threatening roof materials or other damage.
- Overhanging branches are causing concern or a nuisance.
- Your local council may add conditions to any consent they give for tree removal.