Only trees on public land that are near important roads and power lines are being targeted with this program. Trees on private property will not fall under review.
Some weed species trees, such as Pittosporum, Acacia Elata and Radiata Pine on public land are being removed if they would impact roads, houses or power lines if they were to fall.
Other public trees that are recognised as a potential hazard to roads, power lines or property are reviewed to see if they can be pruned or would need a complete removal to reduce any future risk they might pose. A prune may remove dead wood or structurally unsound branches or limbs.
A tree that is to be removed will also look at the habitat value they may present to the area. Where possible, trees with a high habitat value will be retained and made safe.