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: https://www.parliament.nz/resource/en-NZ/SCR_96439/7ebfcb912ca459f322d27f4223d73b15d392fc9c 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

New Guide for Arboricultural Work on Kauri Trees

New Guide for Arboricultural Work on Kauri Trees

The Tree Council has collaborated with The Living Tree Company and Auckland Council to produce a handy guide for professionals working in kauri areas about how they need to work on sites potentially infected with kauri dieback disease. 

This guide will be useful for arborists, landscapers, builders and anyone else disturbing soil or plant material in kauri areas.

The Ministry for Primary Industries’ Standard Operating Procedures state that all sites with kauri must be assumed to be infected. You can see all the SOPs for kauri dieback here

You can download and print the guide here. If you would like a hard copy please email info@thetreecouncil.org.nz with your postal address and number of copies required.

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