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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Council Backs Down on Blockhouse Bay Monterey Pine Trees

Council Backs Down on Blockhouse Bay Monterey Pine Trees

The Tree Council and the Whau Local Board are delighted to report that 9 of the 11 Monterey Pines of Gittos Domain in the centre of Blockhouse Bay will be retained. These historic trees are of iconic value to the community and  are living reminders of the rapidly disappearing heritage of this part of West… More

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

Links

If you are interested in trees, 
you might also like to visit these websites:

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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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