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 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.

If you want to nominate a tree to be scheduled click here to download the Scheduling Criteria


Take Action


Download and use our ecotrack Tree App to record trees and tree loss in your area – more details here.



Please sign the petition to restore general tree protection.

Please sign the petition to support saving the Campbells Bay School pohutukawas.

Please sign the petition to support saving the native trees at Canal Rd, Avondale.

Please donate to support education about the Waitākere Rāhui to protect our kauri forests


Are you confused about the new 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.