Vote wisely for our trees! The general election on 20 September 2014 is coming, so remember to ask your local candidates this question “Do you support general tree protection?” before you decide who to vote for. If you are a candidate you can email us your response to email@example.com and we will publicise it to our members. The Labour Party has promised to repeal the changes made to the Resource Management Act that removed general tree protection in urban areas.
Tree Week is Coming! (6-12 October 2014) Following the changes to the Resource Management Act over the past five years, and the lack of general tree protection in Auckland Council Unitary Plan with regard to urban trees, The Tree Council is keen to improve Auckland residents understanding of the role that trees play in our urban environment. As a way of achieving a wider audience and better understanding of the role of trees in the urban environment we are promoting a special Tree Week to be held from 11 to 19 October 2014. Our activities will include:
Tree Week Guided Bus Tour of Auckland’s Heritage Trees. Saturday 11 October 2014 An Auckland Heritage Festival event. $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Bus departs 9.20am from UNITEC Entry 3 on NW side of Building 48. This is a bus tour of some of Auckland’s finest trees in their historic setting led by Dr Penny Cliffin, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Landscape Architecture, at UNITEC Institute of Technology. The tour will commence at UNITEC at 9.30am visiting Western Springs, Western Park and Myers Park before a lunch stop (BYO) in Albert Park and then across the road to the University collection returning to UNITEC by 3pm. Numbers are limited so please reserve your place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Tree Week Lecture on “The value of street trees”. Thursday 9 October 2014 Learn out why street trees and so important and the valuable benefits they provide to us all from The Tree Council’s Chair Sean Freeman. Lecture follows The Tree Council’s Annual General Meeting – all are welcome. 7pm at the Parnell Room, Parnell Community Centre, 545 Parnell Road.
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.