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.

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The Tree Council’s AGM & Annual Lecture: Auckland’s public trees: community peace and love

Join The Tree Council for its Annual General Meeting and a talk from Auckland Council’s Urban Ngahere (Forest) Management team of David Stejskal and Zoë Avery. Zoë is Associate Director of Design (Urban Planning), Paewai Whakaako Ngaio, Professional Teaching Fellow at the University of Auckland’s School of Architecture and Planning. Zoë teaches urban design theory and practice, in Urban Planning Studios and Master of Urban Design. Her research areas include urban sustainability, public realm design, the incorporation of nature within cities, green infrastructure, and related urban design and urban planning policy development. Zoë is also a practising urban designer and planner with The Urbanist. David and Zoë will tell us about the foundation principles of urban forestry and how the council manages public trees. Urban trees are all about peace and love for their benefactors, which is all of us who live in cities.

Thursday 5 October, 7pm-9pm
The AGM starts at 7pm. The talk starts at 7.30pm.
Lynfield Room, Fickling Convention Centre, 546 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland.

You need to be a paid financial member of The Tree Council to attend the AGM. If you would like to join please do so now by clicking here. Donations to support our work are always welcome. If you prefer to pay on the night please bring cash ($40 standard / $20 concessions) – the correct change will be appreciated!

The AGM will consider a proposal to change the Constitution of The Tree Council in order to comply with the new Incorporated Societies Act. You can download a copy of the proposed changes here.

This event is part of the Auckland Heritage Festival.


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.