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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Karekare’s Ancient Pohutukawa under Threat

The ancient pohutukawa arching over the Karekare Road is under threat from Auckland Transport who want to remove it order to comply with their blanket rule of 4.5m height clearance.  After being tipped off about the threat The Tree Council’s Mels Barton made a presentation at the Waitakere Ranges Local Board meeting and the BoardMore

The Truth About Tree Protection Draws Large Crowd

Open letter to:His Worship The Mayor Len Brown and Auckland Councillors;Waitakere Ranges, Whau and Henderson Massey Local Boards;West Auckland MPs Hon David Cunliffe, Hon Phil Twyford, Hon Carmel Sepuloni, Rt Hon John Key, Hon Paula Bennett;Minister for Conservation Hon Maggie Barrie and Minister for Environment Hon Dr Nick Smith. On Thursday 16 April 2015 aMore


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 on 16 April 2015

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

Download Madeleine and Douglas’ presentation by clicking here.

Download Sean’s presentation by clicking here.

Download the notes from the meeting by clicking here.

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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. 

Download the lecture by clicking here.




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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