Tree management

Upper Hutt is recognised by residents and visitors alike for its beautiful parks, forests and outdoor spaces. We are lucky to have tree-lined streets, and plentiful parks and gardens to enjoy as a community.

Development can impact upon trees and needs to be carefully managed to ensure that future growth enhances the beautiful city we value, while meeting the needs of residents now and in the future.

The District Plan provides for tree protection in certain instances, being both notable trees for individual specimens (see chapter 27- Rules for Notable Trees(PDF, 252KB) , of the District Plan) and urban tree groups for clusters of trees (see chapter 27A - Rules for Urban Tree Groups(PDF, 4MB), of the District Plan).

For tree related queries specific to the District Plan, contact the Duty Planner on (04) 527 2169.

For tree related queries unrelated to the District Plan, contact the Horticultural Officer (04) 527 2169.