Under the current rules, if you want to remove or prune a tree in the Residential Arrowtown Historic Management Zone, you’ll need the permission of QLDC. The Parks Team will assess the request and advise whether a resource consent is required or if there is another more appropriate course of action.
If you do have to get a resource consent, the Council will cover the cost of the fee. However you might be required to get an independent arborist’s report, especially if you are proposing to remove a tree, and this will be at your own cost.
If you remove or prune a tree within this zone without consent you could be fined.
You are responsible for keeping trees growing on your property well clear of power lines. If you are trimming a tree near power lines you should request a temporary disconnection to avoid electrocution. The service is typically free for house owners during business hours when planned in advance.
More about trees and power lines here.