Emergency works are being carried out on Turret Road this afternoon.
Tauranga City Council advises residents that emergency works will take placeon one of the notable Pohutukawa trees.
"Council’s concerns are that with recent bad weather and the forecast of more to come, the chances of a tree limb failure have increased," says a council spokesperson.
"Emergency traffic control and arborists are on site now.
"We expect there will be delays while this work takes place and ask the community to delay unnecessary travel in the area.
"We thank the community for their patience."