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Debris assistance

Debris Assistance

Council offers debris assistance for notable trees or trees that are located on public land if certain requirements are meet.

Please check that you meet the criteria for debris assistance below. Alternatively, you can review the Vegetation and Tree Management Policy, section 5.8.

Vegetation and Tree Management Policy (130kb pdf)

Criteria for debris assistance:

  • the applicant is physically and financially (as measured by receipt of Rates Rebate under the Rates Rebate Scheme) unable to maintain the property which is being affected by debris from a notable tree or a tree located on public land
  • you are the owner-occupier of the residence effected by the tree debris
  • Or where there are exceptional circumstances.

If you believe that you meet the criteria or have any questions about the approval process, email us at trees@tauranga.govt.nz or call us on 07 577 7000 and ask to speak to an Urban Forest Advisor. Alternatively, send your application to the Tauranga City Council Urban Forest Team:

c/o Parks Arborists
Tauranga City Council 
Private Bag 12022 
Tauranga 3143.

Or you can email it to trees@tauranga.govt.nz – with the following subject: Application – Debris Assistance. 

Once received, we will confirm whether your application has been accepted within two weeks.

Contact us

Email trees@tauranga.govt.nz or phone 07 577 7000.

Ask to speak to a member of the Urban Forest team if you’d like to know more.

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