Draft QLDC Tree Policy 2022

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The QLDC Tree Policy 2022 was recommended for adopted by the Community & Services Committee on Thursday 7 July 2022. The policy will go before Full Council on 11 August 2022.

Click here for public submissions made on the draft Policy.


Do you see the forest for the trees?

Trees are a vital part of the Queenstown Lakes District’s sustainable health and wellbeing. They provide wildlife habitat, carbon sequestration, shade, and are part of our identity as an active outdoor adventure district. And, some trees can be significant landmarks, providing an immediate impression to visitors and generating ongoing associations for residents.

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has created a draft Tree Policy 2022 to provide guidance on planting, maintenance, working around trees, and removals. The policy aims to help manage trees to meet community aspirations, service requests, and provide clarity and consistency for any decisions regarding trees.

We want you to help shape how public trees will be managed in our community. Check out the draft Tree Policy 2022 and share your feedback below.

What's changed from the Tree Policy 2006?

We've made several changes to the draft Tree Policy 2022 from the current policy, which include:

  • Further clarity about Council's approach to public tree removal requests (see policy 4.15-4.20)
  • Improved layout - following the life cycle of a tree from planting to potential removal
  • Simplified information on working around trees (see policy 3.1-3.4)
  • Making the policy easier to read, reducing the policy from 54 pages to 20 pages.

Make a submission:

Feedback closed on Sunday 20 February at 5.00pm.


The QLDC Tree Policy 2022 was recommended for adopted by the Community & Services Committee on Thursday 7 July 2022. The policy will go before Full Council on 11 August 2022.

Click here for public submissions made on the draft Policy.


Do you see the forest for the trees?

Trees are a vital part of the Queenstown Lakes District’s sustainable health and wellbeing. They provide wildlife habitat, carbon sequestration, shade, and are part of our identity as an active outdoor adventure district. And, some trees can be significant landmarks, providing an immediate impression to visitors and generating ongoing associations for residents.

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has created a draft Tree Policy 2022 to provide guidance on planting, maintenance, working around trees, and removals. The policy aims to help manage trees to meet community aspirations, service requests, and provide clarity and consistency for any decisions regarding trees.

We want you to help shape how public trees will be managed in our community. Check out the draft Tree Policy 2022 and share your feedback below.

What's changed from the Tree Policy 2006?

We've made several changes to the draft Tree Policy 2022 from the current policy, which include:

  • Further clarity about Council's approach to public tree removal requests (see policy 4.15-4.20)
  • Improved layout - following the life cycle of a tree from planting to potential removal
  • Simplified information on working around trees (see policy 3.1-3.4)
  • Making the policy easier to read, reducing the policy from 54 pages to 20 pages.

Make a submission:

Feedback closed on Sunday 20 February at 5.00pm.


Page last updated: 03 Aug 2022, 02:28 PM