Trees (Disputes Between Neighbours Act) 2006
You can apply to Council to prune or remove a tree
(including hedges) on a neighbouring property. Firstly, you require the
owner's consent in writing which will accompany the Tree Inspection Application Form. Pruning must be done within Council guidelines.
Council does not grant you or contractor's permission to
enter a neighbouring property.
Council cannot permit a resident from planting a
tree on their property.
If a neighbour is being uncooperative this becomes a civil
issue to which Council will not be involved. Avenues for mediation include: