Notable Trees We have a list of protected trees in the district, which are also called notable trees. Notable Tree means any tree listed in our Heritage Register in the District Plan. For maintenance of these trees, our District Plan specifies that you must use a "Council Approved Contractor" to do this sort of work. Here are the approved contractors: Asplundh - All Areas - 07 869 0041 Eco Co. Ltd - Matt Groube - Pauanui 021 703 484 Greig Milne - Whangamata 07 8658139 Nicholson Tree Services - Greg Nicholson - Whangamata 07 865 6769 Travis Boyd - Mercury Bay 07 8671474 Treeshapes - Mark Elliot - Thames/Coromandel 07 8683985 Find notable trees in Volumes 3 and 4 of the District Plan, available in the related information box to the side. If you want to register a notable tree in the District Plan, please see the FAQ below. Tree Master Plans The Coromandel is one of the most scenic areas in New Zealand due to its dramatic topography and coastline, its native forests, and its relaxed coastal settlements. Trees are an essential element of this character, including such iconic species as the kauri and rewarewa of the mountains to the pohutukawa, puriri and nikau of the coastal forest. Most of this vegetation is in rural areas and on Crown land or private farmland. Trees on our land, on the other hand, are usually located within the settlements where most people live. They therefore play a more immediate role in people’s living environments and at the same time face particular issues as part of urban settlements. To find out more about an individual Tree master plan, please refer to this webpage. FAQ - Frequently Asked Question Section : What is a notable tree? Notable Tree means any tree listed in our Heritage Register in the District Plan. This protects the tree. How do I register a notable tree? Usually if someone wants to list a tree on the notable tree register they would need to apply for a private plan change (because the Notable Tree Register is part of the District Plan) which would be at your cost. However, we are in the process of reviewing the District Plan (including the Notable Tree Register), our advice would be that if you are keen to a list a tree and can wait until the 'proposed' District Plan is publicly notified (for consultation) you could then put in a submission to have the tree included on the Notable Tree Register, which would ultimately be way less expensive. What is a tree master plan? The purpose of our Tree Masterplans are to fulfill the requirements of the Tree Strategy 2002. The Strategy tasked us with developing a coherent overall tree masterplan that covers all our trees in each Ward (Area), and reinforce the amenities and natural values of the area. The documents are intended to guide our tree selection processes for public reserves and road berms. The plans identify trees that contribute to each ward's character and ensures that these tree species and others be used for all future plantings.