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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.

 

The Tree Council’s AGM 2022

We will be running our AGM online via Zoom this year on Thursday 13 October at 7pm.

 

All financial members are welcome to attend and hear about the campaigns we have been involved in over the last 12 months.
Please ensure your membership for 2022-23 is up to date – you will have received a receipt from us. If you’re not sure, you can email the Secretary to enquire. To join, renew your membership or to donate, please click here.

If you would like to attend the AGM you must register in advance by completing the online form here. We will send you the papers and the Zoom invite closer to the date of the meeting.

 
 

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.

 

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

 

PETITIONS and FUNDRAISING:

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 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.