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Time to trim your overhanging vegetation

November 19, 2021

Trees and flowers are great, but footpaths are for people.

Summer is time to trim your overhanging vegetation. Please check your property and keep trees, shrubs and plants within your boundary.

Any overhanging the road or footpath need to be cleared so that pedestrians can use the path safely.
The area above the footpath (to a height of 2.4m) needs to be kept clear from trees, low shrubs, vines and hedges.

Council inspects footpaths annually for overgrowth. In extreme cases Council can serve notice on offending property owners or remove the vegetation and recover costs.

The graphic below illustrates the area that needs to be maintained.

For more information please contact our Customer Experience team on 0800 422 522 (24 hrs), info@rangitikei.govt.nz or fill in our Report It - Request for Service form.

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