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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 do not cause problems for anyone else.

Talk to your neighbour before cutting any branches. Check with your council to see if the tree is protected.

Trees that are dangerous or blocking your view

You can also get an order from the District Court to remove a tree that’s dangerous or blocking your view.

What to do about trees that are causing problems

Trees on council-owned or public land

If a tree on council-owned or public land is causing problems you need to contact your local council.

Contacting your council

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