Tree Week is Coming!

As a way of achieving a better understanding of the role and value of trees in the urban environment The Tree Council is proud to announce New Zealand Tree Week will be held from 4 to 11 October 2015.

“Following the changes to the Resource Management Act over the past four years and the unknown content of the still to be revealed Auckland Council Unitary Plan with regard to future tree protection of urban trees there is a lot of concern about the future of urban trees” says The Tree Council spokesperson Sean Freeman.

“We want to help people recognise the special role that trees play in our urban environment and the services they provide to our city with some fun and informative events”.

The Tree Week activities include:

Tree Week lecture ‘Auckland’s Heritage Trees’.

Thursday 8 October at 7pm, following The Tree Council’s AGM, Dr Mike Wilcox, author of “Auckland’s Remarkable Urban Forest” will speak about “Auckland’s Heritage Trees” at the Fickling Centre, corner of Mt Eden and Mt Albert Roads, Mt Roskill. This is a free lecture and open to the public. All are welcome to attend both the AGM and the lecture.


Tree Week guided bus tour of Auckland’s heritage trees. Saturday 10 October 2015

Learn about the unique history and values of some of Auckland’s finest trees in their historic settings on The Tree Council’s bus tour led by Penny Cliffin, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Landscape Architecture, Unitec Institute of Technology and and Dr Mike Wilcox, author of “Auckland’s Remarkable Urban Forest”. The tour will commence at Unitec at 9.20am visiting Cornwall Park, Monte Cecelia Park and the Unitec campus in Mt Albert, returning to Unitec by 3pm. Meet at Entry 3 on NW side of Building 48, Carrington Rd, Point Chevalier. A reasonable standard of fitness is required. Numbers are limited so please reserve your place by emailing

$20 for members; $25 for non-members; $10 for children 16 and under. Join up online and for full details of all events visit The Tree Council’s website at