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Save the Ancient Pohutukawa

$3,405 of $6,000 goal
Given by 41 generous donors in 12 days

We are raising around $6000 for an injunction and legal proceedings required to protect this tree from potential imminent destruction.

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We are raising around $6000 for an interim injunction that has been obtained to protect this tree from imminent destruction.

This ancient pohutukawa was a scheduled tree under the old District Plan, but was inexplicably omitted from the new Unitary Plan, an error the council has admitted. Mayor Goff and Councillors have instructed Council officers to fix the problem.

However, the fix may take time!

To prevent the tree from being removed or damaged before the Council can make a move, The Tree Council has been to court to obtain an interim injunction to give the tree temporary legal protection and instruct the Council to correct their error and return the tree's scheduled status.

We are also making every attempt to meet with the developer to discuss options for development that include the tree.

About us

I am a member of the Tree Council board and a landscape architect.

Use of funds

The funds will be utilised to pay the Barrister who has taken on the case and is working for a much reduced rate. If the monies exceed the target then The Tree Council will use the funds to investigate options for scheduling 587 trees already nominated.

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Latest update

Environment Court Hearing set for 24th May  14 May 2021

Posted by: The Tree Council (Auckland) Incorporated

Thanks you for all the donations received over the last few weeks. We are getting closer to our target and I will update you on proceedings.

Council are now supporting the application to correct the error and return the tree to the schedule. They will be presenting evidence.

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Latest donations

Denise 9 hours ago
Stop this madness. Thanks for fighting.
Sarah and Mike
Sarah and Mike 11 hours ago
Patricia 11 hours ago
I could not imagine anyone putting a chainsaw to this magnificent tree. There is something corrupt within the Council if they cannot fix a simple clerical error.
Nichole 12 hours ago
Long live the tree!
Paula 14 hours ago
Thank you for fighting for these trees - no one individual has the right to cut down something that can not be replaced and was there long before they bought the property.

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