Pruning tree branches
You can trim most branches or roots that cross into your property up to the property boundary.
You and your neighbours are responsible for making sure that trees and other large plants don’t cause problems for anyone else.
Talk to your neighbour before cutting any branches. Check with your council to see if the tree is protected.
You can also get an order from the District Court to remove a tree that's dangerous.
If a tree on council-owned or public land is causing problems you need to contact your local council.