The Tree Council has received the decision refusing the application by Warkworth Investments Ltd to remove a scheduled macrocarpa tree from 41 Queen St and 14-16 Neville St, Warkworth. We made submissions opposing the removal and attended the hearing in November 2016. This tree is a member of a group of scheduled trees that form a backdrop to the centre of Warkworth and mark the edge of an alluvial terrace. The Commissioners agreed with our submissions that there was no arborcultural reason to remove the tree as it was sound, healthy and not dangerous and that its removal would have had a more than minor effect on the amenity of the local area. Auckland Council’s arborist also supported retention of the tree.