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 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

Save 6 pohutukawas at St Luke’s on Great North Rd

Proposals to widen the current St Luke’s motorway junction from Great North Road threaten to remove 6 mature pohutukawa trees from the roadside opposite Western Springs Park. The resource consent application has been publicly notified and submissions can be made until 4 July. To make it easy for people to make a submission The TreeMore


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New Zealand Arboricultural Association
New Zealand Notable Trees Trust
New Zealand Institute of Forestry
New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects
Earth Charter Aotearoa New Zealand – An online community of Auckland conservation groups

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

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
Schmied Ariane and Pillman Werner, ‘Tree Protection Legislation in European Cities’ in Urban for Urban Green 2 (2003): 115 – 124
‘No Trees, No Future – Trees in the urban realm’ Nov 2008, The Trees and Design Action Group
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

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