Do you live in a Significant Ecological Area or have notable trees on your property?
If you live in the Waitākere Ranges, your property is most likely within a Significant Ecological Area and it may have trees that are listed as notable. This means you probably have at least one tree in your garden that’s protected.
If you’re thinking about removing a tree, it’s important to check whether it’s protected first. If it’s listed as a notable tree or falls within a Significant Ecological Area, it can’t be removed or pruned (other than very minor pruning) without resource consent.