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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  The Tree Council is disappointed to receive yet more reports of unnecessary urban tree removals from our members during our annual celebration of the urban forest in New Zealand Tree Week. In the week when our members heard from Professor Margaret Stanley the enormous benefits that urban trees provide for city dwellers at our… 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 7-14 October 2018. “Following the changes to the Resource Management Act over the past five years and the impact of intensification… More

New Tree App Launched

The Tree Council launched its new mobile phone app at its AGM on 12 October 2017 and it has subsequently been updated, improved and incorporated into the ecotrack app designed by Steven MacLeod at Agile Cloud. The ecotrack app enables the public to record trees and tree loss (as well as predator and weed control and many other conservation activities). To download the App for your smartphone visit the App Sore (for Apple) or the Google Play Store (for Android).

To learn how to use the App visit

You can watch a video of how to use the App on YouTube here.

Please consider making a donation to support our development of the App on our Givealittle Page here. Thank you!

If you have any problems using the App please let us know so we can fix them – it’s a work in progress. If something doesn’t work try uninstalling it from your phone and downloading a new version, we are making improvements all the time.


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