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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Tree Week is Coming!

Tree Week is Coming!

As a way of achieving a better understanding of the role and value of trees in the urban environment The Tree Council is proud to announce New Zealand Tree Week will be held from 4 to 11 October 2015. “Following the changes to the Resource Management Act over the past four years and the unknown… More

Karekare Pohutukawa Saved!

Karekare Pohutukawa Saved!

Great news in the Waitakere Ranges Local Board agenda that Auckland Transport have stepped back from the removal of the Karekare Pohutukawa and are investigating the design of a prop. So for now at least the tree is safe. But an even more important outcome of this campaign has been the admission by Auckland Transport… 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.

Tree Week 2015

Tree Week takes place from Sunday 4 October to Sunday 11 October 2015. It is an opportunity for us all to reflect on how important trees are in an urban environment.

The Tree Council has organised Tree Week to coincide with the Auckland Heritage Festival once again. We have two main events during Tree Week – full details are below.

If you would like to organise an event during Tree Week then please let us know and we will promote it for you.


The Tree Council’s Annual General Meeting

Please join us at our AGM and hear Dr Mike Wilcox, author of “Auckland’s Remarkable Urban Forest” speak about Auckland’s Heritage Trees. Entry is free and refreshments are provided. All welcome.

Thursday 8 October 2015, 7pm at the Lynfield Room, Fickling Convention Centre, 546 Mt Albert Rd, Mt Roskill, Auckland. 

Location map click here.


The Tree Council’s Guided Bus Tour of Auckland’s Heritage Trees

Learn about the history of some of Auckland’s finest trees on a guided tour of UNITEC, Cornwall Park and Monte Cecelia Park with Penny Cliffen (Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at UNITEC) and Dr Mike Wilcox (author of “Auckland’s Remarkable Urban Forest”).

Saturday 10 October 2015. Bus departs 9.20am from Unitec, entry 3 on NW side of Building 48, Carrington Road, Point Chevalier.

Reasonable standard of fitness required. Booking are essential. Numbers are limited. Book now. Members $20, non-members $25, children 16 and under $10.




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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