Our policy for managing and maintaining trees in public open spaces.

Trees play an integral part in reinforcing our identity as the Garden City, a reputation which many Christchurch residents pride themselves on.

As well as their aesthetic values, trees also provide a range of other essential environmental, economic, cultural and social community benefits.

With the current challenges being faced through climate change, the vital role which trees play in sequestering carbon, cooling through shade and managing stormwater has never been more important.

We understand the need to take a leadership role in the management of trees to ensure that the many benefits provided by such a vital resource are maintained for future generations.

Through proactive management of trees on public land, these benefits can be maximised and retained for the future.