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Street Tree Advisory Group

Do you have an interest and knowledge of trees in the urban environment, particularly in the streetscapes of Masterton?

Are you interested in being involved in preservation and enhancement of the town’s street trees for current and future generations?

Masterton District Council is looking for committee members to join our Street Tree Advisory Group.

We are looking for people who can contribute with a sound knowledge of trees and their place in the streetscape, and be committed to attending two scheduled meetings per year.

The role of the Street Tree Advisory Group includes:

(a) Approving proposed planting works recommended by officers, ensuring decisions are consistent with the Street Tree Policy.
(b) Considering complaints and recommendations from the community relating to street trees.
(c) Mediation on street tree related disputes with affected neighbouring property owners.
(d) The approval of the use of tree species that are not already included on the approved species list within the policy.
(e) Monitoring the effectiveness of the street tree policy and recommend changes to Council as required.
(f) Approval of planting/renewal strategies for three-year period developed by council officers.
(g) Information sharing and education as to the importance of street trees through development of a brochure and information the Masterton District Council website.

For a nomination form please contact Masterton District Council by either telephoning (06) 370 6300 or emailing, or download below.

Street Tree Advisory Nomination Form

Nominations close at 4.30pm on the 24th of April 2017.

30 March 2017

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