Trees have a unique place in our environment. Without them, human life as we know it would not exist. Trees conserve water, make our air breathable, absorb air pollution, support our slopes and form the hub of enormous underground micro-environments that strengthen soil and foster insect life.

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Money for kauri urgently needed

Money for kauri urgently needed

  Media release: for immediate release 4 August 2020 MONEY FOR KAURI URGENTLY NEEDED The Tree Council, Waitakere Ranges Protection Society and Forest & Bird have written to Ministers O’Connor, Sage, Jones and Parker this week to request urgent funding for Regional Councils to implement essential work to protect kauri. The Ministry for Primary Industries… More

Resource Management Amendment Bill

Resource Management Amendment Bill

The Environment Select Committee have just released their final report on the Resource Management Amendment Bill, which you can read at the link below: Despite The Tree Council’s best efforts proposing they include provisions to better protect urban trees these have been ignored and the Bill now going for its second reading does not… More



The Tree Council is a long-standing non-profit organisation established in 1986 to act as a steward for the trees of the Auckland region. The Tree Council exists to protect, conserve and improve the tree cover in the Auckland region, especially in urban areas.

JOIN US and help protect Auckland’s trees.

If you need URGENT HELP with tree related issues click here.

If you want to search the Unitary Plan yourself to check if the trees are protected click here to find out how.

If you want to nominate a tree to be scheduled click here to download the Scheduling Criteria


Tree Week 2020

Tree Week will take place from 3 to 11 October 2020 and Covid19 permitting we have some exciting events planned for you, which will also be part of the Auckland Heritage Festival.

The Tree Council’s Guided Walk of Smith’s Bush

Our annual guided tree walk will be in Smith’s Bush, Northcote on Saturday 3 October from 10am – 12pm with tree expert Penny Cliffin. This event will take place in alert levels 1 or 2 (providing that gatherings of 50 are permitted) but will have strict limits on numbers. You MUST book and pay for your place in advance here:

Please do not email or call us about the walk – bookings are only made via the website link above. This event will sell out quickly.

Archive film and speakers Dr Nick Waipara and Sandra Coney on The Kauri, its ecological and cultural history at The Tree Council’s AGM.

Unfortunately due to the continuing Covid19 alert levels in Auckland we are no longer able to run our AGM, film and speakers event planned for 8 Oct and so it is CANCELLED. As stated on the event booking page there will be no refunds made as your payment is your membership – thank you for your understanding & thanks to those who had already booked, we are really sorry and very disappointed.

We will be rescheduling our AGM only as an online event and we will be in touch about the new date for that soon. Once again our apologies and thanks for your support.

In the meantime we ask if you will now please pay your membership online. We have held off asking for memberships since they came due in April in the middle of the Covid lockdown, so they are now all 6 months overdue. Thanks to those who have already rejoined.

Our bank account is with ANZ. The Tree Council 11-5462-0230022-11. Please use your name as a reference.
Membership fees are $20 individual/group or $15 concessions.
Donations to support our work are always very gratefully received.

Download and use our ecotrack Tree App to record trees and tree loss in your area – more details here.




Please sign the Petition to Protect New Zealand’s Urban Trees (change the RMA)

Please donate to fund our ecotrack Mobile Tree App

Please donate to support education about the Waitākere Rāhui to protect our kauri forests


Are you confused about the new regulations concerning Auckland’s Trees?  Well you are not alone! We are working to protect Auckland’s trees but we need your help. Join The Tree Council today and help us advocate for better tree protection for our urban forest.

The Tree Council PO Box 60-203, Titirangi, Auckland 0642,, 021 213 7779.
Please note - we are volunteers so we prefer email contact unless your issue is urgent. Thanks!
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