A Tree protection grant is available within the Ōrākei Local Board. The Ōrākei Local Board recognise the significance of trees in their local neighbourhoods and town centres. Learn about the tree protection grant eligibility criteria and how to apply online.
The Ōrākei Local Board Tree Protection Grants Programme provides owners of notable trees within the local board area access to grants to support tree maintenance works that are vital to the long term health of significant trees and their retention within the community.
Ōrākei Tree Protection Grant Eligibility Criteria
The Auckland Council Environmental funding team have provided Tree Care Auckland with eligibility requirements for the tree protection grant. To be eligible to apply for the Ōrākei Local Board Tree Protection Grants Programme, the following criteria must be met:
- You must be the property owner.
- No more than one application per annum per tree can be submitted.
The Ōrākei Local Board Tree Protection Grants programme is open to owners of all significant trees that are either:
- Scheduled in of the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan Appendix 3 Natural Heritage or
- Significant notable non-scheduled landscape trees able to score 15 or greater when assessed against criteria for tree scheduling outlined in the grant programme guidelines.
Significant notable non-scheduled landscape trees will be eligible depending on the age and health, character or form, size, visual and neighbourhood amenity contribution. Applications can be made for 50% of the cost of tree work up to a maximum of $2,000.
Tree work is required to be carried out by a qualified arborist and applications must be supported by quotes. Please be aware all trees scheduled as notable under the Unitary Plan will require a resource consent for any maintenance work.
“Applications can be made for 50% of the total cost of tree work and up to a maximum of $2,000”
It’s great to see that the Ōrākei Local Board recognises that trees, whether identified for protection or not, are significant contributors to the amenity and character of local neighbourhoods and town centres. Learn about how to apply for a tree protection grant below.
How to apply for the Ōrākei Tree Protection Grant:
The Tree Care Auckland team strongly encourages Ōrākei property owners to take advantage of the local boards tree protection grant. If you are looking for further information regarding the Ōrākei Tree Protection Grant, please contact the Environmental Funding staff on [email protected] or phone 09 301 0101.
Visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz and search “Ōrākei Local Board Tree Protection” for further information regarding the grant programme, eligibility, and how to apply.
If you are a property owner in Ōrākei and require professional tree work completed. Contact Tree Care Auckland today by completing our online contact form or call Rossy at 021 508 806. We will provide you with a no-obligation quote and give you advice in how to apply for the Ōrākei Tree Protection Grant.