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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Pohutukawa 6 at St Luke’s Saved!

The campaign to save the 6 pohutukawas over 80 years old on Great North Rd at the St Luke’s Junction took a surprising and wonderful turn on 20 Feb 2015 when the Auckland Transport Board voted unanimously to save the trees. The protesters had turned up in force for the Board meeting, ironically held inMore

Pohutukawa 6 campaign gathers pace

Pohutukawa 6 campaign gathers pace

The campaign to save the 6 pohutukawas over 80 years old at the St Luke’s junction on Great North Road is gathering pace. Auckland Transport has accepted the recommendation of the hearing commissioners to remove the trees and a legal appeal is planned. The trees have been decorated with a lot of banners and knittingMore


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.

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Public meeting hosted by Titirangi Ratepayers & Residents Association, The Tree Council, Waitakere Ranges Protection Society and Forest and Bird Waitakere:


Thursday 16 April at Kelston Community Centre, 7.30pm. All welcome.

Environmental lawyers Madeleine Wright & Douglas Allan will dispel the myths and lay out the reality of the legal basis for tree protection in Auckland. Chair of The Tree Council Sean Freeman will explain about scheduling individual trees and discuss what more we can do to protect our urban forest & significant trees. Please join us & spread the word. 

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Tree Week Lecture on “The value of street trees”. Learn out why street trees and so important and the valuable benefits they provide to us all from The Tree Council’s Chair Sean Freeman. 

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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. Read more about the regulations here.  


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