Draft Tree Policy

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Draft Tree Policy

A draft policy has been developed to provide policy guidance and a consistent approach to the planning, planting, maintenance and removal of trees on land that is actively managed by the Parks and Open Spaces Section of the Council. This includes in our parks and reserves, cemeteries and berms on urban streets. Guidance on managing vegetation on private land is also included but is limited to where vegetation overhangs public places and where heritage or notable trees are present.

The draft policy highlights the benefits of trees and the ways in which they help improve the condition of our environment but also identifies challenges we face in managing trees. Trees can cause nuisance and damage, carry a level of risk and at times lead to disharmony between neighbours, residents, infrastructure providers and the Council.

Feedback is now being sought on the draft policy.

Ways to provide feedback

Either use the online form at the bottom of this page or, alternatively, download and complete the PDF version of the form and email to linda.craighead@marlborough.govt.nz. Feedback can also be made in writing and sent to:

Linda Craighead
Parks and Open Spaces
Marlborough District Council
PO Box 443
Blenheim 7240

The closing date for receiving suggestions and feedback is Thursday 30 April 2020.

If you would like to talk with someone about the draft policy please contact Linda Craighead at the Council on 03 520 7400