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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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 schedulingMore

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 NotableMore


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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

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

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
Schmied Ariane and Pillman Werner, ‘Tree Protection Legislation in European Cities’ in Urban for Urban Green 2 (2003): 115 – 124
‘No Trees, No Future – Trees in the urban realm’ Nov 2008, The Trees and Design Action Group
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

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