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, support our slopes and form the hub of enormous underground micro-environments that strengthen soil and foster insect life.

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New Tree App Launched

New Tree App Launched

The Tree Council launched its new mobile phone App at its AGM on 12 October 2017. The Agile Cloud App has been designed by Steven MacLeod and enables the public to record trees and tree loss. To download the App for your smartphone visit the Google Play Store (it is only currently available for Android… More

Open Letter re Removal of Scheduled Pecan Trees at 121 Avondale Road

Open Letter re Removal of Scheduled Pecan Trees at 121 Avondale Road

To: His Worship the Mayor Phil Goff, CEO Stephen Town cc: Chris Darby, Chair Planning Committee Penny Hulse, Chair Community and Environment Committee Ross Clow, Whau Ward Councillor Tracy Mulholland, Chair Whau Local Board Media Sunday 10 September 2017   Removal of Scheduled Pecan Trees at 121 Avondale Road The Tree Council and local residents… More


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. The Tree Council exists to protect, conserve and improve the tree cover in the Auckland region, especially in urban areas.

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Tree Week 2017 Events:

Please join us at these free events and help celebrate Auckland’s amazing heritage trees during Tree Week 7-15 October 2017.

Tree Week lecture ‘Myrtle Rust and other Threats to Auckland’s Heritage Trees’ plus The Tree Council’s AGM

Thursday 12 October at 7pm, following The Tree Council’s AGM,  Dr Nick Waipara, Principal Biosecurity Advisor at Auckland Council will talk about “Myrtle Rust and other Threats to Auckland’s Heritage Trees” in the Lynfield Room at the Fickling Centre, corner of Mt Eden and Mt Albert Roads, Mt Roskill. This is a free lecture and open to the public, refreshments will be provided. All are welcome to attend both the AGM and the lecture.

Launch of The Tree Council’s Tree Loss Mobile App

Also taking place at the The Tree Council’s AGM on 12 October will be the launch of a mobile phone app that will enable the public, arborists and other professionals working in our city to record trees they observe being removed or having been removed. The loss of our urban forest is a huge concern and given that most urban trees now have no formal protection this is happening at an ever increasing rate and is not being recorded. Developed by Steven McLeod the Agile Cloud app will soon be available for download from the Google Play and Apple Stores and is free and easy to use. We encourage everyone to get out and record what they see happening to trees in their neighbourhood.

Kauri Rescue Live Stream Event

Join Kauri Rescue team member and The Tree Council’s Secretary Mels Barton to chat live about the project and kauri dieback in our special live stream event at 7pm on Wednesday 11 October on the Kauri Rescue Facebook page.

Tree Week guided walking tour of Auckland Domain’s heritage trees. Saturday 14 October 2016

Learn about the unique history and values of some of Auckland’s finest trees in their historic settings on The Tree Council’s guided walking tour led by Dr Mike Wilcox, author of “Auckland’s Remarkable Urban Forest”. The tour will commence the Band Rotunda in the Domain at 10am. A reasonable standard of fitness is required. Please bring a packed lunch and a koha is appreciated. No booking required.


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. Read more about the regulations here.  


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