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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Appeal of Graham’s Bush Decision

Appeal of Graham’s Bush Decision

Environmental advocacy group The Tree Council has lodged an appeal with the Environment Court against the decision by Auckland Transport to accept the Notices of Requirement recommended by Commissioners on behalf of the consent authority for the Redoubt Road-Mill Road corridor upgrade. “The Tree Council was disappointed that the Commissioners accepted Auckland Transport’s proposals without… More

Appeal on Fowld’s Park

Appeal on Fowld’s Park

The Tree Council has joined the appeal by the Friends of Fowld’s Park Inc of the decision of Auckland Council to install an artificial turf with retaining wall and fencing at Fowld’s Park in Western Springs. The proposal will result in the removal of a number of trees, significant alteration of the park’s landscape design… More

Links

If you are interested in trees, 
you might also like to visit these websites:

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Local:

New Zealand Arboricultural Association New Zealand Notable Trees Trust

New Zealand Institute of Forestry

New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects

Earth Charter Aotearoa New Zealand – An online community of Auckland conservation groups

International: 

Trees Australia – Famous South Australian Trees 



UK Tree Council

Trees and Design Action Group (UK)

International Society of Arboriculture UK Aboricultural Association

European Forum on Urban Forestry

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Trees for Cities (UK)

Tree City USA

Vestavia Hills Tree Commission (USA)

Washington Community Forestry Council

The Tree Council of Ireland

Documents:

Papers from Urban Trees research conference, ‘Trees, People and the Built Environment’ April 2011, hosted by Institute of Chartered Foresters (UK)

‘Protecting and Developing the Urban Tree Canopy’ 2008, Washington: The United States Conference of Mayors www.usmayors.org Schmied Ariane and Pillman Werner.

‘Tree Protection Legislation in European Cities’ in Urban for Urban Green 2 (2003): 115 – 124 www.urbanfischer.de/journals/ufug

‘No Trees, No Future – Trees in the urban realm’ Nov 2008, The Trees and Design Action Group   www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/INFD-7KDEHU L O’Brien, K Williams and A Stewart, 2010.

‘Urban health, and health inequalities and the role of urban forestry in Britain: A review’, Farnham, Surrey: Social and Economic Research Group, Forestry Research and University of Melbourne www.forestry.govt.uk/forestresearch


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