Tree planting and removal

Project Crimson's policy on planting and removal of pohutukawa and rata

In principle, pohutukawa and rata will be raised from local stock (ecosourced) and planted only within the natural range of each species.

In practice, because most species grow outside their natural ranges, on a case-by-case basis, Project Crimson may support a project located anywhere in New Zealand if it does not compromise important natural values.

The removal of pohutukawa and rata trees growing within or outside their natural range will generally be discouraged unless a clear threat to human well-being or natural values can be demonstrated.

Regional rules on tree planting, pruning and removal

Rules and processes for planting, pruning or removing trees differ between regions and you should always contact your local council before carrying out any planting or work of any sort on any tree.

Project Crimson is currently endeavouring to summarise the rules for each region.  In the meantime we have supplied contact phone numbers below, with links to websites where available.

We must highlight the responsibility of the individual to contact the Council for confirmation of permission to carry out any work.

 

Northland 

Far North District Council  0800 920 029

Northland Regional Council  0800 002 004

Kaipara District Council  09 439 7059

Whangarei District Council  09 430 4200

 

Auckland 

Auckland Council  09 301 0101

 

Waikato 

Thames-Coromandel District Council  07 868 6025

Hauraki District Council  07 862 8609

Waikato Regional Council  0800 800 401

Matamata-Piako District Council  07 884 0060

Hamilton City Council  07 838 6699

Waipa District Council  07 871 7133

Otorohanga District Council  07 873 6785

South Waikato District Council  07 885 0340

Waikato District Council  07 824 8633

Waitomo District Council  07 878 8801

Ruapehu District Council  07 895 8188

 

Bay of Plenty 

Tauranga City Council  07 577 7000

Western Bay of Plenty District Council  07 571 8008

Rotorua District Council  07 348 4199

Kawerau District Council  07 323 8779

Whakatane District Council  07 306 0509

Opotiki District Council  07 315 6167

Taupo District Council  07 377 9899

Bay of Plenty Regional Council 0800 884 880

 

Gisborne-Hawke's Bay 

Gisborne District Council  06 867 2049

Wairoa District Council  06 838 7309

Hastings District Council  06 878 0500

Napier City Council  06 835 7579

Central Hawke's Bay District Council  06 857 8060

Hawke's Bay Regional Council  06 835 9200

 

Taranaki 

New Plymouth District Council  06 759 6060

Stratford District Council  06 765 6099

South Taranaki District Council  06 278 8010

Taranaki Regional Council  06 765 7127

 

Wanganui-Manawatu 

Wanganui District Council  06 349 0001

Rangitikei District Council  06 327 0099

Manawatu District Council  06 323 0000

Horowhenua District Council  06 949 4949

Palmerston North City Council  06 356 81993

Tararua District Council  06 374 4080

Horizons Regional Council  06 952 2800

 

Kapiti-Wairarapa-Wellington

Kapiti Coast District Council  04 904 5700

Masterton District Council  06 370 6300

Carterton District Council  06 379 6626

South Wairarapa District Council  06 306 9611

Porirua City Council  04 237 5089

Upper Hutt City Council  04 527 2169

Hutt City Council  04 570 6666

Wellington City Council  04 499 4444

Greater Wellington Regional Council  04 384 5708

 

Nelson-Marlborough 

Tasman District Council  03 544 8176

Nelson City Council  03 546 0200

Marlborough District Council  03 578 5249

 

West Coast 

Buller District Council  03 789 7239

Grey District Council  03 768 1700

Westland District Council  03 755 8321

West Coast Regional Council  03 768 0466

 

Canterbury 

Kaikoura District Council  03 319 5026

Hurunui District Council  03 314 8816

Waimakariri District Council  03 313 6136

Selwyn District Council  03 324 8080

Christchurch City Council  03 941 8999

Ashburton District Council  03 308 5139

Mackenzie District Council  03 685 8514

Timaru District Council  03 684 8199

Waimate District Council  03 6897882

Environment Canterbury  03 365 3828

 

Chatham Islands

Chatham Islands Council  03 305 0033

 

Otago 

Waitaki District Council  03 434 8060

Queenstown-Lakes District Council  03 441 0499

Central Otago District Council  03 448 6979

Dunedin City Council  03 477 4000

Clutha District Council  03 418 1350

Otago Regional Council  03 474 0827

 

Southland 

Southland District Council  03 218 7259

Invercargill City Council  03 218 1959

Gore District Council  03 208 9080

Environment Southland  03 215 6197