The Tree Council has been notified that consent has been refused to remove a scheduled pohutukawa tree at 270 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna. We made submissions and attended the hearing on 8 June 2017. The tree is one of a group of four scheduled pohutukawa at the property. The commissioners agreed that the tree and its group had high values and removal of one tree would weaken the amenity values of the entire group. They agreed that there were alternative methods to resolve the issues to infrastructure being caused by the tree roots that did not require the removal of the tree.