Tree Master Plans

Our District Plan, individual Reserve Management Plans and individual ward Street level Tree Plans all guide tree selection and management.

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 Council 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.

Our District Plan, individual Reserve Management Plans and individual ward level Street Tree Plans all guide tree selection and management.

1. Our District Tree Strategy was last updated in 2003

2. Our individual ward level Street Tree Plans was last updated in 2004

3. In our Operative District Plan the criteria for "Trees of Significance" has also changed.

4. We are nearly finished reviewing our Reserve Management Plans.

For guidance on tree management for trees on Council land, check here