Urban Tree Protection – Now and the Future – Free workshop for arborists & landscapers

The Tree Council’s Secretary Dr Mels Barton is a speaker at this free workshop for professional arborists & landscapers, along with Stacy Colyer (Director of Greenscene NZ) and Jessica Hiscox (Sustainability Manager for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei).The event is sponsored by Auckland Council and NZARB – New Zealand Arboricultural Association Inc. The event will be hosted Read More …

OPEN LETTER TO AUCKLAND COUNCIL COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT RE ILLEGAL TITOKI REMOVAL AT CANAL ROAD

Open letter to Auckland Council Compliance Department  Cc: Jim Stabback, CEO Auckland Council His Worship the Mayor Phil Goff Linda Cooper, Chair Regulatory Committee Tracy Mulholland, Whau Ward Councillor Kay Thomas, Chair Whau Local Board Media 5 April 2021 Re: Illegal removal of titoki tree within rootzone of scheduled pohutukawa at 52-58 Canal Rd, Avondale Read More …

NO MORE SCHEDULED TREES

Media Release – for immediate release: Sunday 8 November 2020 Auckland Council’s Planning Committee voted on Thursday 5 November to abandon any idea of adding more trees to the Unitary Plan’s Schedule 10 Notable Trees “until resources allow” despite an appeal at the meeting by The Tree Council to prioritise this work that would cost Read More …

LABOUR PROMISE NATIONAL PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR KAURI AGAIN

Media release: for immediate release 12 October 2020   LABOUR PROMISE NATIONAL PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR KAURI AGAIN   The Tree Council welcomes the recent announcement by the Labour Party to invest $32m over the next five years to implement essential work to protect kauri. https://www.labour.org.nz/release-labour-commits-to-stronger-protection-for-our-native-kauri The policy promises to deliver a National Pest Management Read More …

PROMISES PROMISES FOR PROTECTING OUR TREES

Media release: for immediate release 11 October 2020   PROMISES PROMISES FOR PROTECTING OUR TREES   The Tree Council recently wrote to the leaders of all the major parties in the 2020 general election asking them to “make a commitment to support and enable the specific reinstatement of general tree protection on private land via Read More …

GREENS KAURI POLICY WELCOME

  The Tree Council and Waitakere Ranges Protection Society welcome the recent announcement by the Green Party to invest $50m over the next two years to implement essential work to protect kauri. https://www.greens.org.nz/greens_commit_to_protecting_kauri After constant lobbying for more investment and clear policy on this issue over the last decade The Tree Council and Waitakere Ranges Read More …