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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Save 6 pohutukawas at St Luke’s on Great North Rd

Proposals to widen the current St Luke’s motorway junction from Great North Road threaten to remove 6 mature pohutukawa trees from the roadside opposite Western Springs Park. The resource consent application has been publicly notified and submissions can be made until 4 July. To make it easy for people to make a submission The TreeMore

Rosebank Road trees embraced by childcare centre

The large oak and pohutukawa trees at Jomac Place on Rosebank Road, Avondale are finally safe thanks to the persistency of The Tree Council in pursuing their protection. The development site has been bought by Dr Darius Singh and his wife Nikeeta who are proposing a ‘Chrysalis’ childcare centre to surround the trees. The Tree CouncilMore

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Save 6 pohutukawas at St Luke’s on Great North Rd

Proposals to widen the current St Luke’s motorway junction from Great North Road threaten to remove 6 mature pohutukawa trees from the roadside opposite Western Springs Park.

The resource consent application has been publicly notified and submissions can be made until 4 July. To make it easy for people to make a submission The Tree Council has prepared a simple version that you can cut and paste to suit your own views. Download the simple submission here. It contains all the details and links you will need.

Rosebank Road trees embraced by childcare centre

The large oak and pohutukawa trees at Jomac Place on Rosebank Road, Avondale are finally safe thanks to the persistency of The Tree Council in pursuing their protection. The development site has been bought by Dr Darius Singh and his wife Nikeeta who are proposing a ‘Chrysalis’ childcare centre to surround the trees. The Tree CouncilContinue Reading

Candidate responses – Council elections 2013

The Tree Council suggests you ask candidates standing for council positions in your area if they support general tree protection before deciding who to vote for. These are the responses we have received: Christine Rose Waitakere Ward Council candidate – I’d like it on the record that I support General Tree Protection, plus specified schedulingContinue Reading

RMA Reform Bill – Urgent Submissions Required

The latest Resource Management Reform Bill before Parliament is written so that, if it passed into law, there will be NO forms of tree protection allowed in any Local Authority’s district plan apart from the scheduling of notable trees.   Many of you have been through the process of nominating trees for addition to the Schedules of NotableContinue Reading

Making a submission to the Resource Management Reform Bill

RMA Reform Bill – Urgent Submissions Required The latest Resource Management Reform Bill before Parliament is written so that, if it passed into law, there will be NO forms of tree protection allowed in any Local Authority’s district plan apart from the scheduling of notable trees. Many of you have been through the process of nominating trees forContinue Reading

Tracks Closed to Protect Kauri in Waitakere Ranges

Tracks Closed to Protect Kauri in Waitakere Ranges From 1 July, Auckland Council will be closing 13 “kauri protection zones” in Waitakere Ranges Regional Park to protect kauri from kauri dieback disease. This will involve closing 27km of tracks in the ranges. Areas protected are those where tracks run through kauri stands that appear toContinue Reading

Our Website

Our Website The Tree Council website at www.thetreecouncil.org.nz has had a major facelift, so check out the new look next time you’re online. Many thanks to Dale Richie at Web Folio and Jill Segedin for the design and hosting. We have transferred all the information across from the old site and reorganized it so youContinue Reading

Sigrid Shayer Obituary

Sigrid Shayer, 12 December 1955 to 11 March 2012 Sigrid Shayer, the former Chair of the Auckland Tree Council, passed away in March this year at the age of fifty-six.  She had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer early in 2011.  Many of those in the arboricultural scene in Auckland will be aware of her tirelessContinue Reading

Rosebank Road Trees

Rosebank Road Trees As of mid July the situation regarding the Oak and Pohutukawa trees in Rosebank Road, Avondale is that The Tree Council, Connell Place Ltd (CPL) and Auckland Council (AC) have had two meetings to discuss the two different plans that CPL want to put forward as resource consent applications.  From those twoContinue Reading

Property Council of NZ Environment Court case 2012

Property Council of NZ Environment Court case 2012 Earlier this year the Property Council of New Zealand sought to have the Environment Court case decision of May 2011 reconsidered. The Environment Court decision handed down last year, in answer to the request by North Shore City Council, Waitakere District Council and the Auckland Regional Council Continue Reading


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