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

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If you are interested in trees, 
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Local:
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

International: 
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

Documents:
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 www.usmayors.org
Schmied Ariane and Pillman Werner, ‘Tree Protection Legislation in European Cities’ in Urban for Urban Green 2 (2003): 115 – 124 www.urbanfischer.de/journals/ufug
‘No Trees, No Future – Trees in the urban realm’ Nov 2008, The Trees and Design Action Group   www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/INFD-7KDEHU
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 www.forestry.govt.uk/forestresearch


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