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.

Latest News

NO MORE SCHEDULED TREES

NO MORE SCHEDULED TREES

Media Release – for immediate release: Sunday 8 November 2020 Auckland Council’s Planning Committee voted on Thursday 5 November to abandon any idea of adding more trees to the Unitary Plan’s Schedule 10 Notable Trees “until resources allow” despite an appeal at the meeting by The Tree Council to prioritise this work that would cost… More

LABOUR PROMISE NATIONAL PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR KAURI AGAIN

LABOUR PROMISE NATIONAL PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR KAURI AGAIN

Media release: for immediate release 12 October 2020   LABOUR PROMISE NATIONAL PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR KAURI AGAIN   The Tree Council welcomes the recent announcement by the Labour Party to invest $32m over the next five years to implement essential work to protect kauri. https://www.labour.org.nz/release-labour-commits-to-stronger-protection-for-our-native-kauri The policy promises to deliver a National Pest Management… More

Links

If you are interested in trees, 
you might also like to visit these websites:

Visit our Facebook Page

Local:

New Zealand Notable Trees Trust who administer the New Zealand Tree Register

New Zealand Arboricultural Association

New Zealand Institute of Forestry

New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects

Earth Charter Aotearoa New Zealand – An online community of Auckland conservation groups

Lecture – Auckland’s Natural Heritage: What benefits do we get from urban trees? by Dr Margaret Stanley – you can download the presentation here.

 
 
 
 
International: 

Trees Australia – Famous South Australian Trees 



UK Tree Council

Trees and Design Action Group (UK)

International Society of Arboriculture UK Aboricultural Association

European Forum on Urban Forestry

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Trees for Cities (UK)

Tree City USA

Vestavia Hills Tree Commission (USA)

Washington Community Forestry Council

The Tree Council of Ireland

Documents:

Papers from Urban Trees research conference, ‘Trees, People and the Built Environment’ April 2011, hosted by Institute of Chartered Foresters (UK)

‘Protecting and Developing the Urban Tree Canopy’ 2008, Washington: The United States Conference of Mayors www.usmayors.org Schmied Ariane and Pillman Werner.

‘Tree Protection Legislation in European Cities’ in Urban for Urban Green 2 (2003): 115 – 124 www.urbanfischer.de/journals/ufug

‘No Trees, No Future – Trees in the urban realm’ Nov 2008, The Trees and Design Action Group   www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/INFD-7KDEHU L O’Brien, K Williams and A Stewart, 2010.

‘Urban health, and health inequalities and the role of urban forestry in Britain: A review’, Farnham, Surrey: Social and Economic Research Group, Forestry Research and University of Melbourne www.forestry.govt.uk/forestresearch


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