Read our protected trees post. We want to emphasize the importance to always follow the Auckland Council’s advisory slogan. Always “Check Before You Chop”. A tree in Auckland can be protected by being on the scheduled list (protected trees list) or through resource consent conditions or the local district plans.
Protected Trees – check before you chop
Make sure you visit the Auckland Council website here Trees – check before you chop page.
The Kauri tree on the protected trees list
Agathis australis, commonly known by its Māori name kauri, is a coniferous tree of Araucariaceae in the genus Agathis, found north of 38°S in the northern districts of New Zealand’s North Island. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agathis_australis and also refer to http://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-plants/kauri/
The Pohutukawa tree is on the protected trees list
Metrosideros excelsa (pōhutukawa, New Zealand pohutukawa, New Zealand Christmas tree) is a coastal evergreen tree in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae, that produces a brilliant display of red (or occasionally orange, yellow or white) flowers made up of a mass of stamens. The pōhutukawa is one of twelve Metrosideros species endemic to New Zealand. Renowned for its vibrant colour and its ability to survive even perched on rocky, precarious cliffs, it has found an important place in New Zealand culture for its strength and beauty and is regarded as a chiefly tree (rākau rangatira) by Māori. The blossom of the tree is called kahika. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metrosideros_excelsa also refer to http://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-plants/pohutukawa/
The Totara tree is on the protected trees list
Podocarpus totara (tōtara) is a species of podocarp tree endemic to New Zealand. It grows throughout the North Island and northeastern South Island in lowland, montane and lower subalpine forest at elevations of up to 600 m. Tōtara is commonly found in lowland areas where the soil is fertile and well drained. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podocarpus_totara also refer to http://www.essentiallynz.com/our-products/totara-tree/
The Puriri tree is on the protected trees list
The Norfolk Pine tree is on the protected trees list
Araucaria heterophylla (synonym A. excelsa) is a member of the ancient and now disjointly distributed family Araucariaceae. As its vernacular name Norfolk Island pine implies, the tree is endemic to Norfolk Island, a small island in the Pacific Ocean between New Zealand and New Caledonia, about 1,440 km east of Sydney, Australia. The genus Araucaria occurs across the South Pacific, especially concentrated in New Caledonia (about 700 km due north of Norfolk Island) where 13 closely related and similar-appearing species are found. It is sometimes called a star pine, triangle tree or living Christmas tree, due to its symmetrical shape as a sapling, although it is not a true pine. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Araucaria_heterophylla also refer to http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/753
Others: for the full list of protected trees please call Tree Care Auckland or contact the Auckland Council here…
You can also read our blog post; How do I check if my Tree is Protected?