Welcome to The Tree Council

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, and form the hub of enormous underground micro-environments that strengthen soil and foster insect life.

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 in New Zealand. The Tree Council exists to protect, conserve and improve the tree cover in the Auckland region, especially in urban areas.

JOIN / DONATE TO US and help protect Auckland’s trees.

If you need URGENT HELP with tree related issues click here.

If you want to search the Unitary Plan yourself to check if the trees are protected click here to find out how.

Please support The Tree Council by joining or donating

The Tree Council thanks you for your interest in our work. If you would like to support us more, then please consider joining or donating. If you would like to join please click here. You will automatically be sent a receipt, which minimises our admin, so we would really appreciate everyone please using this link. Huge thanks to everyone who has made a donation in the last year – we really appreciate your support. Memberships run from 1 April to March 31, so renewals are now due.

We welcome donations to support our work, especially regular monthly donations, as this makes us more effective. We couldn’t take on legal challenges such as the judicial review of the schedule resourcing decision, or the Huia Water Treatment Plant appeal without your support.

The Tree Council is a registered Charity #CC34632. Donations (not membership payments) are valid for IRD Donation Rebate of 1/3rd.

Many thanks for your ongoing support. We cannot do our work without it.


Take Action

If you want to protect the trees on your own property click here to find out how to place a covenant on the title.

If you want to nominate a tree to be scheduled please fill in our online form here and we will do an assessment to see if it qualifies and make the nomination if it does. You can click here to download the Scheduling Criteria to see what kind of trees may qualify for scheduling.



Please sign the petition to restore general tree protection.

Please donate to help pay for our expert witnesses opposing the Huia Water Treatment Plant in Titirangi. Please pay by direct credit to our ANZ account: 11-5462-0230022-11.

Please donate to help pay our legal costs for our successful challenge of Auckland Council’s decision not to process the 587 trees nominated for the Notable Trees Schedule 10 of the Unitary Plan. Please pay by direct credit to our ANZ account: 11-5462-0230022-11.


Are you confused about the 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.