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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The Tree Council, Waitakere Ranges Protection Society and Forest & Bird stand with Te Kawerau a Maki in calling for a rāhui and closure of the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park in response to the monitoring figures from Auckland Council’s latest survey of kauri dieback infection.   The results from the Waitakere Ranges have confirmed their… More

Hurstmere Rd Pohutukawa Saved

The Tree Council has been notified that consent has been refused to remove a scheduled pohutukawa tree at 270 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna. We made submissions and attended the hearing on 8 June 2017. The tree is one of a group of four scheduled pohutukawa at the property. The commissioners agreed that the tree and its… More

Bus Tour of Auckland’s Heritage Trees

Bus Tour of Auckland’s Heritage Trees

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, part of the Auckland Heritage Festival. It will be led by Penny Cliffin, a former Senior Lecturer in the Dept of Landscape Architecture at Unitec, and Dr Mike Wilcox, author of Auckland’s Remarkable Urban Forest. The tour begins by looking at the Unitec Arboretum and then visiting Cornwall Park and Monte Cecilia Park. A reasonable standard of fitness is required.

Saturday 24 September 2016, 9.30am – 3pm.

Starts and finishes at Unitec, entry 3 on NW side of building 48, Carrington Rd, Pt Chevalier

Cost is $25 (members $20), children 16 and under $10.

Numbers are limited so please reserve your place by emailing

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