In the Queenstown Lakes District we think that trees help make our towns special.  They are a really important and valuable community asset that the Council works hard to protect.  


Tree Policy

The Council’s Tree Policy was adopted in May 2006.  It outlines how the Council intends to protect and manage the District’s trees.  This policy was updated in March 2009

>> Tree Policy  (pdf 208kb)


Tree Operations Manual

The Council adopted a Tree Operations Manual in 2006 to ensure that all maintenance work carried out on trees in this district is up to a highest possible standard.

>> Tree Operations Manual (pdf 254kb)


A Guide to Pruning Heritage Trees

Guidelines to clarify when a resource consent is required to prune a Heritage Tree. 

>> A Guide to Pruning Heritage Trees (pdf )



Request for Service

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Please phone 03 441 0499 for urgent requests for service