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 HOPE FOR KAURI DIEBACK RESEARCH PROGRAMME

NEW HOPE FOR KAURI DIEBACK RESEARCH PROGRAMME

The Tree Council, Waitakere Ranges Protection Society and Friends of Regional Parks welcome the announcement by Minister Megan Woods that the research programme for kauri dieback will now be managed by the Strategic Science Investment Fund via the Ministry for Business, Innovation & Employment and that the budget has been significantly increased. This is an… More

TREE LOSS DURING TREE WEEK DEMANDS URGENT ACTION

TREE LOSS DURING TREE WEEK DEMANDS URGENT ACTION

  The Tree Council is disappointed to receive yet more reports of unnecessary urban tree removals from our members during our annual celebration of the urban forest in New Zealand Tree Week. In the week when our members heard from Professor Margaret Stanley the enormous benefits that urban trees provide for city dwellers at our… More

How to check the Unitary Plan to see if trees are scheduled

You can search the Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan yourself for information on whether trees are protected if you have access to the internet. Things to check: Unitary Plan Maps – https://unitaryplanmaps.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/upviewer/ Click the ‘I agree’ box in the disclaimer in order to access the maps. Type in the address of the property in the search… Continue Reading


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